Equator Launches the Vancouver LiDAR data set
Equator provides unprecedented access to centimeters of accuracy, in a user-friendly online design platform.
Last Updated: November 12, 2021
Equator is pleased to announce the launch of the Vancouver LiDAR dataset in Equator. The Vancouver LiDAR data set covers approximately 11,500 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 Vancouver LiDAR data set 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 VANCOUVER LIDAR DATA SET
The Vancouver LiDAR data set is published by the City of Vancouver under the Open Government Licence – Vancouver 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 approximately 7.8 cm at 95% confidence level.
The Vancouver LiDAR data set can be accessed on the 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 Vancouver 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).
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.
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