Equator Launches the Palmerston North LiDAR data set

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

Last Updated: November 26, 2021

Palmerston North LiDAR
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Equator is pleased to announce the launch of the Palmerston North LiDAR dataset in Equator. The Palmerston North LiDAR data set covers approximately 39,470ha 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 Palmerston North 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 PALMERSTON NORTH LIDAR DATA SET

The Palmerston North LiDAR dataset is managed by the Land Information New Zealand, and was captured by AAM New Zealand. The data set contains 8 pulses per square meter LiDAR collected in 2018. The estimated accuracy of the LiDAR is 10 cm at 95% confidence level.

The Palmerston North LiDAR data set can be accessed via the LINZ Data Catalog, including the following data products: 10cm resolution ortho-imagery, 8 pulses per square meter LiDAR, and 1 meter contours derived from the LiDAR.

The Palmerston North 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 PALMERSTON  NORTH LIDAR DATA SET, PLEASE CONTACT:

Palmerston North City Council:
info@pncc.govt.nz

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT EQUATOR, PLEASE CONTACT:

Rebecca Swabey
Chief Executive Officer
Equator
rebecca@equatorstudios.com