Road Trips with Josh and the VMX: Indianapolis or Bust!

Ryan Swingley, Geospatial Manager of the Midwest with ESP Associates

In the latest RiCAST episode of “Road Trip with Josh and the VMX Series”, we drive to meet Ryan Swingley, Geospatial Manager of the Midwest with ESP Associates.

Ryan Swingley graduated from Vincennes University with an A.S. in Surveying Technology and gained licensure to practice as a Registered Land Surveyor in the State of Indiana in 2005. He is also licensed as a Land Surveyor in Colorado, Pennsylvania and Kentucky. Ryan has worked as a consultant, performing large-scale boundary, topographic and route surveys since the beginning of his career in 1997 and has been involved with LiDAR control, collection, extraction and QA/QC since 2010.

Ryan uses the RIEGL VMX-1HA Mobile LiDAR and image capture hardware and software with ESP Associates to provide large-scale high-density surveys for the transportation engineering industry. Ryan is also an adjunct professor at Vincennes University teaching Remote Sensing for Land Surveyors.

Please join us as Josh and Ryan discuss the challenges of mobile scanning projects, future of mobile LiDAR systems, Ryan’s involvement in G.K.I.S., also known as Get Kids into Survey.

We hope you enjoy listening!


RIEGL is an international leading provider of cutting-edge technology in airborne, mobile, terrestrial, industrial and unmanned laser scanning solutions.

RIEGL has been producing LiDAR systems commercially for over 40 years and focuses on pulsed time-of-flight laser radar technology in multiple wavelengths.

RIEGL’s core Smart-Waveform technologies provide pure digital LiDAR signal processing, unique methodologies for resolving range ambiguities, multiple targets per laser shots, optimum distribution of measurements, calibrated amplitudes and reflectance estimates, as well as the seamless integration and calibration of systems.

RIEGL’s Ultimate LiDARTM 3D scanners offer a wide array of performance characteristics and serve as a platform for continuing “Innovation in 3D” for the LiDAR industry.

From the first inquiry, to purchase and integration of the system, training and support; RIEGL maintains an outstanding history of reliability and support to their customers.

Worldwide sales, training, support and service are delivered from RIEGL’s headquarters in Austria; main offices in the USA, Japan, China, and Australia; and by a worldwide network of representatives covering Europe, North and South America, Asia, Australia and Africa

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