Step 3: Choose high-resolution or low-resolution 3D topography
In the Data menu, click ‘Global Lidar Availability’.
Click ‘+ New Site’ in the bottom left and find a colored polygon (these shapes show high-resolution coverage areas). If your site is not covered by a colored polygon, you can choose to work with low-res topography or pick a different location.
Image of a dark grey polygon covering Little River New Zealand, indicating high-resolution topographic maps in this area.
Equator includes high-resolution elevation data from LiDAR (accurate to a few centimeters) in parts of Canada, the US, and New Zealand. If you are working in other areas, you can still generate 3D print-ready terrain, but it is created from low-resolution elevation data (accurate to roughly 30 m).