Frequently Asked Questions
Equator is mapping and design software with thousands of built-in data sets. Equator is used by civil engineers, architects, and construction professionals around the world to find, build, and share maps and designs instantly.
Equator indexes data from open data portals around the world. Many data sets are pulled in automatically through APIs and others are added by our team of GIS experts and geospatial developers.
Equator goes above and beyond other data platforms, by layering on automated GIS services. Instead of hiring specialists to collect or process data, Equator allows you to independently create deliverables that meet your project needs in minutes.
LiDAR is Light Detection and Ranging technology. This technology uses a pulsed laser to measure distances from the laser to a surface. LiDAR is often used for remote sensing applications, for example, measuring the distance to the Earth’s surface for elevation mapping. Learn more here.