Why do civil engineers, planners, and designers use Equator to create base plans?
Equator provides professionals quick access to the Indiana topographic map. Using Equator, professionals can export elevation data directly into a CAD format.
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Better access to elevation insights
Generate cross sections from the topography in Equator, or exported for use in other CAD software. The best available topographic data for the State of Indiana is accessible now in the Equator platform.
Where does Equator source topographic data?
The United States Geological Survey (USGS), specifically their 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) manages the nations public LiDAR dataset. You can read more about the 3DEP here. In general, the built-in point clouds are sourced from a library of airborne LiDAR surveys that are managed by the USGS, and connected to Equator for ease of access.
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