How to Make a Topographic Map

How to Make a Topographic Map

How to Make a Topographic Map using Equator

  1. Visit Equator Studios
  2. Search for a location that you would like to create a topographic map
  3. Zoom in using the scroll wheel to focus in on a specific area
  4. When the button on-screen turns green and reads, “Add a New Site Here”, click the button to declare your topography site
  5. In the left-hand sidebar, select a product you would like to build your topographic map from
  6. Click ‘Generate’ and our supercomputers will begin to process the topography
  7. Wait a few minutes to see the topography in-app or wait for an email when our supercomputers are done

Step 1: Visit Equator Studios

Once you arrive at Equator Studios you will be prompted with a welcome message. Click ‘Get Started’ to begin the process.

Equator Studios

Step 2: Search for a location that you would like to create a topographic map

In the search box, type in a location that you would like to navigate to for creating the topographic map.

Equator Studios Search

Step 3: Zoom in using the scroll wheel to focus in on a specific area

Our Site Builder tool will take the selected area and prepare it for topographic data. Zoom into a location with a dark outline for the highest quality data.

Equator Site Builder

Step 4: When the button on-screen turns green and reads, “Add a New Site Here”, click the button to declare your topography site

Keep an eye on the button at the bottom of the Site Builder. When you have zoomed in enough the button will change from red to green and you can click it to declare your project site.

Equator Site Builder

Step 5: In the left-hand sidebar, select a product you would like to build your topographic map from

Select contours, point cloud, 3d surface or another product in the sidebar.

Equator Site Builder

Step 6: Click ‘Generate’ and our supercomputers will begin to process the topography

A window will pop up with additional information for your topographic map. You can customize the resolution or leave it at our suggested resolution.

Equator Site Builder

Step 7: Wait a few minutes to see the topography in-app or wait for an email when our supercomputers are done

If you’ve chosen a product that is viewable in-app, it will load it automatically. If you selected a product for download, it will arrive in your email inbox!

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