March 18, 2006
“The acquisition is part of Microsoft’s exciting vision to deliver a dynamic . . . digital representation of the real world that provides the best local search and mapping experience to consumers, businesses and government,” said Jerry Skaw, Vexcel’s marketing communications manager.
…Vexcel’s flagship product is UltraCam, a large-format digital aerial camera…sounds to me like Microsoft plans on enhancing the recently announced “street side” offering with some more imagery.. now courtesy of their own camera!