McKim & Creed Goes Mobile with RIEGL LiDAR

Taking Their New RIEGL VMX-2HA Mobile Mapping System on the Road

McKim & Creed officially picking up their brand new RIEGL VMX-2HA Mobile Mapping System. On the left: Tanner Dutton, RIEGL USA Customer Success Manager. On the right: Sarah Stillman, McKim & Creed Senior LiDAR Technician. 

McKim & Creed became a RIEGL Mobile LiDAR user recently with the acquisition of their new RIEGL VMX-2HA Mobile Mapping System. As an engineering, surveying, and planning firm with offices throughout the U.S., McKim & Creed strives to continually provide the best in mobile mapping solutions to their clients. Utilizing RIEGL’s VMX-2HA, they are better positioned to offer clients high-accuracy data with reduced time on the road for their mobile LiDAR team. Although RIEGL is new to McKim & Creed, their recently assembled expert LiDAR team has worked with RIEGL products for more than 12 years, including RIEGL’s mobile, static, and aerial sensors.

“We are very excited to be able to bring McKim & Creed into the RIEGL family.” Said Tanner Dutton, RIEGL USA Customer Success Manager. “We know a group with their pedigree and experience paired with great equipment like the VMX-2HA can only lead to great success!”


McKim & Creed geospatial experts Sarah Stillman and Trevor Tyson have extensive experience with RIEGL’s VMX systems. When researching options to provide their clients with the best and most accurate mapping solutions, their team landed on the RIEGL VMX-2HA. The VMX-2HA provides dual-head scanning that allows for denser point clouds with more coverage and less chance for gaps in data.

“The 2HA computer system cuts the download time by 75 percent of what we were experiencing with the older LiDAR systems,” Tyson said. “Our crews will be spending less time in the mobile LiDAR vehicle and more time able to focus on other tasks.”

David Voorhees, LiDAR Tech with Mckim & Creed with the RIEGL VMX-2HA fitted to their vehicle.


Already a leading geospatial firm in the region, McKim & Creed’s mobile mapping team combined with the RIEGL VMX-2HA system, will be able to produce some of the densest and most data-rich mobile mapping products. McKim & Creed’s cloud-processing workflows, size, and team capacity (data acquisition and extraction) enable the firm to handle large projects without sacrificing quality. Many Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) districts recognize this team as one of the fastest-growing groups within the state.

“RIEGL has been an integral part of growing and specializing our geospatial careers,” Stillman said. “Throughout the years, Trevor and I have had opportunities to work with other sensors companies, and none have compared to the relationship, technology, and support we’ve known with RIEGL.”

About the RIEGL VMX-2HA Mobile Mapping System






This high accuracy survey-grade mobile mapping system provides users with the ability to collect 3.6 million points a second and keep spacing between lines under 5 inches at 70mph. This complete system allows for unrivaled imagery quality to be collected for many applications at once or permission requirement. A smooth workflow and high-quality results make data from the VMX-2HA an instant request from engineers and surveyors worldwide.

About RIEGL:





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

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, as well as training and support, RIEGL maintains an outstanding history of reliability and support to their customers.

Worldwide sales, training, support and services are delivered from RIEGL’s headquarters in Austria and in the USA; main offices in, Japan, China, Australia, Canada and the UK; and a worldwide network of representatives.

About McKim & Creed



McKim & Creed is an award-winning, employee-owned engineering, survey, and planning firm with more than 850 employees operating in offices throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Florida, Texas, Louisiana, and Pennsylvania. McKim & Creed operates one of the largest mobile mapping groups in Florida, with experience surveying thousands of lane-miles of the state’s roadways. McKim & Creed’s geospatial experts also specialize in airborne and mobile LiDAR/scanning; unmanned aerial systems; subsurface utility engineering; hydrographic and conventional surveying services; civil, environmental, mechanical, instrumentation, plumbing, and structural engineering; and industrial design-build services for the energy, transportation, government, land development, healthcare, industrial and water industries.



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