Equator Launches the Canterbury LiDAR data set

Equator provides unprecedented access to centimeters of accuracy, in a user-friendly online design platform.

Last Updated: November 12, 2021

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Equator is pleased to announce the launch of the Canterbury LiDAR dataset in Equator. The Canterbury LiDAR data set covers approximately 25,000 ha and was collected in 2018. This high-resolution elevation data, provided through Equator, provides significant capabilities for city builders, such as civil engineers, architects and construction professionals.

The Canterbury LiDAR dataset has been launched in entwine format on the Equator platform, allowing LiDAR point cloud data to be streamed to the user online in real-time. This is consistent with Equator’s mission to improve access to and usability of high-resolution elevation data.

ABOUT THE CANTERBURY LIDAR DATA SET

The Canterbury LiDAR dataset is managed by the Land Information New Zealand, and published by the NZ Aerial Mapping & Aerial Surveying Limited. The dataset contains 2 pulses per meter LiDAR collected in 2018.

The Canterbury LiDAR data set can be accessed via the LINZ Data Catalog, including the following data products: 30cm resolution ortho-imagery, 2 pulses per meter LiDAR, and 1 meter contours derived from the LiDAR.

The Canterbury LiDAR data set can also be accessed using the Equator platform. Equator enables users to view the LiDAR point cloud online, take measurements and cross sections, and design directly with the data online. Equator can also be used to generate smooth contours, digital elevation models (DEMs), Digital Terrain Models (DTMs), 3D printable meshes (STLs), and point file exports (LAZ).

ABOUT EQUATOR

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.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE CANTERBURY LIDAR DATA SET, PLEASE CONTACT:

Land Information New Zealand:
customersupport@linz.govt.nz

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT EQUATOR, PLEASE CONTACT:

Rebecca Swabey
Chief Executive Officer
Equator
rebecca@equatorstudios.com

RJ does Software Development and Marketing at Equator Studios