Through the global pandemic, as virtually all white-collared workers transitioned to remote work, there became a pressing need to recreate the conference room. Not only from the perspective of bringing people together virtually, but by recreating an environment where collaboration can again become second nature.
Creating software that allows for real-time collaboration is a rampantly growing technology trend, as companies seek to seamlessly re-create the physical workflows that we’ve all become accustomed to. Consider collaborative design tools like Figma and InVision that have spread through design-centred organizations like wildfire; teams can now collaborate on the entire product design workflow without ever needing to interface in the physical world. Businesses are capitalizing on this opportunity by migrating workflows to remote structures and opening themselves up to a global talent pool.
Recognizing this gap in the civil engineering sector, we have set out to fill the void with Equator. Equator is a 3D, cloud-based CAD mapping platform that allows teams to collaborate in real time. Think Google Docs, but in a map space. Now, stakeholders from around the world can work together and communicate in the same digital map platform.