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2303, 2021

USGS LiDAR Viewer – Find, view and extract LiDAR instantly

By |March 23rd, 2021|Categories: Blog, Locations and Data|0 Comments

USGS LiDAR Viewer Find, view and extract USGS LiDAR point cloud data instantly using Equator. Go to Viewer Who is the LiDAR Viewer for? The Equator LiDAR viewer is used by professionals such as infrastructure designers and city builders: Planners Architects Civil Engineers Flood Analysts Construction Professionals Landscape Designers Go to Viewer What can I

703, 2021

Texas Topographic Map: view and extract detailed topo data

By |March 7th, 2021|Categories: Blog, Locations and Data|0 Comments

Texas Topographic Map The most detailed topographic map of the State of Texas. Find, build and share high-resolution topographic maps using Equator. Try Now Who is the map for? Texas topography, accessible in Equator, is used by infrastructure design professionals such as: Planners Architects Civil Engineers Flood Analysts  Construction Professionals Landscape Designers Try Now What

703, 2021

West Texas LiDAR Project

By |March 7th, 2021|Categories: Blog, Locations and Data|0 Comments

West Texas LiDAR Project The West Texas LiDAR project was completed for the USGS in 2019.  The data can be accessed in Equator by clicking below. Access USGS Data The West Texas LiDAR Project  The West Texas LiDAR project was completed between February 16 and May 14, 2019. The following counties were included in the survey: Culberson,

703, 2021

Texas East LiDAR Project

By |March 7th, 2021|Categories: Blog, Locations and Data|0 Comments

Texas East LiDAR Project The Texas East LiDAR project was completed for the Texas Water Development Board.  Access the data in Equator by clicking below. Access USGS Data The Texas East LiDAR Project  The LiDAR survey of Texas East was completed between December 29, 2016 and May 30, 2018.  The Texas Water Development Board requested the survey, but other

703, 2021

Texas Coastal LiDAR Project (Houston and Surrounds)

By |March 7th, 2021|Categories: Blog, Locations and Data|0 Comments

Texas Coastal LiDAR Project This page includes a summary of the Texas Coastal LiDAR project, completed for the Texas Water Development Board. You can read more about the data, or access it right away by clicking on the link below. Access USGS Data The Texas Coastal LiDAR Project  The Texas Coastal LiDAR project was completed between January

703, 2021

Texas Central LiDAR Project (San Antonio and La Grange)

By |March 7th, 2021|Categories: Blog, Locations and Data|0 Comments

Texas Central LiDAR Project The Texas Central LiDAR Project covers San Antonio and La Grange.  Data is provided and managed by the USGS.  Texas LiDAR data can be accessed on-demand in Equator. Access USGS Data The Texas Central LiDAR Project  The Texas Central LiDAR Project was completed between January 20, 2017 and March 22, 2017.  There were various stakeholders

503, 2021

Texas Hurricane Harvey LiDAR Acquisition Project (USGS)

By |March 5th, 2021|Categories: Blog, Locations and Data|0 Comments

Texas Hurricane Harvey LiDAR Project This page includes a summary of the Texas Hurricane Harvey LiDAR Acquisition project, completed for USGS. To view or download LiDAR data in Equator now, click the link below. Access USGS Data The Texas Hurricane LiDAR Project  LiDAR in Texas was acquired between January 4, 2019 and February 20, 2019 in 69

503, 2021

South Texas LiDAR Acquisition Project (FEMA)

By |March 5th, 2021|Categories: Blog, Locations and Data|0 Comments

South Texas LiDAR Project This page includes a summary of the South Texas FEMA LiDAR Acquisition project.  To view or download LiDAR data in Equator right away, click on the button below. Access USGS Data What is the South Texas LiDAR Project? The South Texas LiDAR acquisition project was carried out between January 23, 2018 and February 23, 2019

1402, 2021

The new USGS topographic map – 3D elevation program

By |February 14th, 2021|Categories: Blog, Locations and Data|0 Comments

The highest-resolution USGS topographic maps. Equator provides online access to inches of accuracy in minutes - no surveyor required. Access USGS Data The New USGS Topographic Map - 3DEP The USGS is undertaking an ambitious mission to collect nation-wide lidar by 2023 through the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP). This is your chance to see this amazing new data.

2012, 2020

Toronto Topographic Map: view and extract detailed topo data

By |December 20th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Locations and Data|0 Comments

Toronto Topographic Map The most detailed topographic map of the City of Toronto accessible online. View, share and extract high-resolution topographic data using Equator. Try Now Who is the map for? Equator shares high-resolution topographic data to a variety of end users. Typical users include: Civil Engineers Planners Construction Professionals Landscape Designers Real Estate Agents Try Now

1812, 2020

Resilient Consulting Water Resources Case Study

By |December 18th, 2020|Categories: Case Study|Comments Off on Resilient Consulting Water Resources Case Study

How Resilient Consulting uses Equator to source topographic data for water resources projects Overview Founded in 2018, Resilient Consulting delivers environmental and water resources solutions. Their typical projects range from feasibility studies right through to construction. The team applies the principles of resilience, sustainability and adaptability to everything they do. Their mission is ensuring that community infrastructure is ready to

1012, 2020

New to QGIS? Why not start here instead.

By |December 10th, 2020|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

The next generation of GIS tools: Create professional maps in minutes.  Introduction GIS software is complicated. That’s no secret. If it weren’t, you wouldn’t require years of specialized training in this hybrid Computer Science-Geography-Design field. Nearly every industry relies on maps in some shape or form (pun intended) with varying degrees of complexity required. In most cases the use

712, 2020

Slope Stability: How EAL uses Equator to source topography

By |December 7th, 2020|Categories: Case Study|Comments Off on Slope Stability: How EAL uses Equator to source topography

How Egmond Associates Ltd. uses Equator to source topographic data and complete slope stability assessments faster Overview Founded in 1987, Egmond Associates Ltd (EAL) offers engineering services in Slope Stability, Environmental, Geotechnical, Hydrogeological, and Hydrological Assessments. They have completed thousands of investigations across Canada and the United States. With over 30 years of industry experience, they have honed their skills to include

2306, 2020

BC Open Infrastructure Data

By |June 23rd, 2020|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on BC Open Infrastructure Data

BC Municipal Infrastructure Open Data Master List This article contains a list of municipal open data portals in British Columbia, Canada. Each of the open data portals has been reviewed for data sets related to municipal infrastructure, including drainage, water, sanitary and transportation related map layers. If map layers were found in any of these categories, a check mark was provided to

806, 2020

Open Cities Index Results 2019 (Canada)

By |June 8th, 2020|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Improving Canada's Open Data Access For the Future PSD’s Open Cities Index is Canada’s first standard study for municipal open data initiatives, making it easy to find information on data availability by municipality. This study has been running for four years, and shows promising results with improved overall scores each year. Apart from knowing which cities are at the top of the list

306, 2020

A Closer Look at Ontario’s Digital Terrain Model

By |June 3rd, 2020|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

An Increase in Lidar Accuracy and what that means for Civil Engineers The Ontario Digital Terrain model represents a gridded raster product (bare-earth terrain) originating from a classified Lidar point cloud. Often referred to as OMAFRA Lidar (or DTM), this Lidar data is hydro-flattened using water body breaklines. Hydro-flattened data means that any water surfaces you see on the model appear the same as

2505, 2020

The Future of Mapping & Spatial Design

By |May 25th, 2020|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Leveraging real-time collaboration in online mapping to bring remote teams back together By: Rebecca Swabey The global health pandemic has highlighted and accelerated radical transformations in many industries. For some, this change has been in the works for a long time. But many others have been forced to innovate in short order. Through this change there is one constant that isn’t going away any

2205, 2020

How Te Miro uses Equator to create maps efficiently for water projects

By |May 22nd, 2020|Categories: Case Study|Comments Off on How Te Miro uses Equator to create maps efficiently for water projects

How Te Miro uses Equator to create maps efficiently for water projects   Overview Te Miro is a water resources engineering consultancy that was started by Mike Chapman. Prior to starting his own company, Mike had 20 years of experience in the water resource industry, working on a diverse range of projects from local government flood schemes, water quality and stormwater to water

1001, 2020

Tutorial 7 – Web Map Service (WMS) Base Layers

By |January 10th, 2020|Categories: Tutorials|0 Comments

Basically, a Web Map Service, or WMS, is a map that is shared with others on a server. This is the way that ESRI, Google Maps, Bing Maps, and other spatial data providers efficiently share maps with the public. Here are some quick facts about WMS: They allow for sharing of dynamic, or real-time map data They can provide map layers in predefined

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