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.
Equator goes above and beyond other data platforms, by layering on automated GIS services. Instead of hiring specialists to collect or process data, Equator allows you to independently create deliverables that meet your project needs in minutes.
GIS, or Geographic Information System, is a technology that allows for the collection, analysis, and interpretation of spatial and geographical data. It integrates various types of information, such as maps, satellite imagery, and demographic data, to help users make informed decisions and understand patterns and relationships within geographic locations.
Downloading GIS data from Equator is easy. Simply login or create a new account and create a new site by pressing the +NEW SITE button. In the data menu select the type of data you are looking for (contours, DEM, DSM, orthoimagery, or parcels). Apply the data to your site, then in the Layers menu, select the download arrow.
There are so many GIS software programs available. The cost of each program varies from free to thousands of dollars per license. The capabilities of each program are also slightly different. GIS programs include: QGIS, ArcGIS, Manifold GIS, Equator, Mapline, Grass GIS, Post GIS, and Open Layers. Which program you choose is dependent on your needs and capabilities.