Equator Launches the Timaru LiDAR data set

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

Last Updated: December 01, 2021

Timaru LiDAR
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Equator is pleased to announce the launch of the Timaru LiDAR dataset in Equator. This LiDAR covers approximately 2,700km squared and was collected in 2014. This high-resolution elevation data, provided through Equator, provides significant capabilities for city builders, such as civil engineers, architects and construction professionals.

The Timaru, New Zealand 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 TIMARU LIDAR DATA SET

This LiDAR dataset is managed by the Land Information New Zealand, and was captured by Aerial Surveys. The data set contains 1 pulse per square meter LiDAR collected in 2014.

The Timaru LiDAR can be accessed via the LINZ Data Catalog, including the following data products: ortho-imagery, LiDAR, and 1 meter contours derived from the LiDAR.

The Timaru, New Zealand 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 TIMARU LIDAR, PLEASE CONTACT:

Environment Canterbury Regional Council:
media@ecan.govt.nz

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT EQUATOR, PLEASE CONTACT:

Rebecca Swabey
Chief Executive Officer
Equator
rebecca@equatorstudios.com