Equator Launches the Surrey 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 Surrey LiDAR dataset in Equator. The Surrey LiDAR data set covers approximately 2,400 ha and was collected in 2016. This high-resolution elevation data, provided through Equator, provides significant capabilities for city builders, such as civil engineers, architects and construction professionals.

The Surrey 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 SURREY LIDAR DATA SET

The Surrey LiDAR dataset is published by the Province of BC under the Open Government Licence – Surrey and is available in the BC Data Catalogue. The data set contains 8 points per meter LiDAR collected in 2016. The estimated accuracy of the LiDAR is 7.8 cm at 95% confidence level.

The Surrey LiDAR data set can be accessed via the BC Data Catalog, including the following data products: 10cm resolution ortho-imagery, 8 points per meter LiDAR, and 1 meter contours derived from the LiDAR.

The Surrey 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 SURREY LIDAR DATA SET, PLEASE CONTACT:

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