User Guide / Site Builder Overview

Site Builder (Topography) Overview

This section includes an overview of the new Site Builder feature.  The Site Builder can be used to add elevation data to your site, such as LiDAR point clouds, contours, and digital elevation models. 

4 Minute Video Overview

Step 1: Search for your location

Use the search feature to navigate to your location of interest. Use a mouse or track pad to zoom in and out of the map.

Step 2: Click the “+” to add a new site

In the bottom-left section of the screen, click on the green “+” to open the site selection menu.

Step 3: Frame and add a new site

Zoom in and out, and pan around the map until your site is highlighted by the frame.  Once you are happy with the site bounds, click on the green “Add A New Site Here” button.  Alternatively, you can click on “Edit Site Bounds” to draw a custom site boundary. 

Step 4: Explore available data

In the menu on the left, review the available data sets and data products.  If you are unsure of what you need, reach out to us using the chat feature (bottom right) – we are happy to make a recommendation.

Step 5: Add data to your site

Click on the green “+” to add a data product to your site.

Step 6: Enter the desired resolution

Some products, such as contours and digital elevation models, will require you to enter the desired resolution prior to adding data.  You can type in the desired resolution, and adjust the units based on your project needs.  

Step 7: Wait for data to process

In the layers menu, review the progress of the processing data (green status bar).  Once the data has finished processing, it will appear on the map.  

Step 8: View and download data

Once the data has finished processing, it will appear in your map for viewing (e.g. contours).  You can use the download button on the layer to save a copy of the data.  

Rebecca is the Co-Founder and CEO of Equator.