Montreal LiDAR

View, export, convert and share Montreal LiDAR using Equator in minutes.

Geodesic Dome on Île Sainte-Hélène Montreal LiDAR
Montreal LiDAR Hill

Equator makes Montreal LiDAR more accessible than ever before

Find out why professionals are turning to Equator to unlock the best data and insights. Equator users include:

  • Planners
  • Architects
  • Civil Engineers
  • Flood Analysts
  • Construction Professionals
  • Landscape Designers

Go beyond the point cloud

Using Equator, plus built-in elevation data, anyone can:

  • View 3D surfaces
  • Generate contours
  • View LiDAR point clouds on a map
  • Cut cross-sections in a few clicks
  • Extract elevation data
  • Create markups, labels, and figures
  • Share data with others online
Montreal Topography Cross Section
Casino de Montréal LiDAR

Where does Equator source the data?

The LiDAR data provided through Equator is sourced from the City of Montreal Open Data Portal. The data was published online in 2015 and consists of millions of high-resolution 3D elevation points. You can read more about the dataset here.

Can I extract contours?

Yes! Contours can be extracted from Equator at the resolution you need. Contours can be exported to a variety of formats including shapefile (.shp) and drawing (.dxf). In addition, digital elevation models (DEMs) are also available.

Montreal Contours from liDAR
Screenshot of Civil3D showing a park in Toronto

How do I bring contours into Civil 3D?

Contours can be opened in AutoDesk Civil3D (or similar) simply by opening an dxf file or shapefile exported from Equator. This tutorial explains how to create a 3D surface in Civil 3D directly from a shapefile.

How do I get started using LiDAR in Equator?

Check out the video below to learn more and start viewing and exporting data right now.