Before Equator, he was sourcing data directly from USGS and had no control over quality or resolution. Now, he’s able to do more projects than ever because he’s able to fully customize any data he’s getting from Equator. He can make changes to his site area and visualize what he’s going to get, all before he starts carving. This level of control means he isn’t wasting any time, or any wood!
Steve will be upsizing his tools soon to a CNC machine with a larger carving area. He hopes to complete more private commissions and expand out into doing site models for architects and golf course carvings.
He’s also personally interested in exploring high resolution data from various national parks, as well as places he has visited including Yellowstone, the Grand Tetons, and Moab, Utah. In his own words, “let’s face it Iowa has like, 500 feet of elevation across the whole state so it’s not super exciting [to carve]…”