User Guide / Data Menu Overview

Data Menu (Topography) Overview

Video Overview

Step 1: Search for your location

Use the search feature to find your area of interest. Click on the results under ‘Places’ to navigate to your location of interest. Use a mouse or track pad to zoom in and out of the map.

Equator Search

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

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

Equator New Site

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 and the message at the bottom of the frame turns green, click on the “OKAY” button. Alternatively, you can click on “Edit Site Bounds” to draw a custom site boundary.

Equator Site

Step 4: Explore available data

In the menu on the left, review the available data products.

Equator Data Products

Step 5: Add data to your site

Mouse over the data products to reveal a green “+”. Click the green “+” to add a data product to your site. This may take anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes depending on the size of the site.

Equator Add Data

Step 6: Choose the desired resolution

Some products, such as contours and digital elevation models, will allow you to enter the desired resolution prior to adding data. You can type in the desired resolution, or go with our suggested settings.

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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. You can also see the progress at a glance by looking at the loading bar under layers in the sidebar menu.

Equator Loading Bar

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.

Equator Download Data