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805, 2024

Key Phrases for Winning Proposals

By |May 8th, 2024|Categories: Blog, Proposals RFPs RFQs|0 Comments

Key Phrases for Winning Proposals Our list of the best keywords to use when responding to a civil engineering RFP Author: Lindsay Mooradian | Written: May 8, 2024 Keywords alone are not going to win a civil engineering proposal, but they can certainly help. Here at Equator Studios, we have compiled a list of key phrases that clients love to hear in

2504, 2024

Free Civil Engineering Proposal Checklist

By |April 25th, 2024|Categories: AI Proposal Writer, Blog, Files, Definitions, Concepts, Proposals RFPs RFQs, Tutorials, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Checklist Free Civil Engineering Proposal Checklist Download a proposal checklist designed for civil engineering firms Beginning a new civil engineering project proposal or RFP can evoke a mix of excitement and apprehension. Drawing from our experience as civil engineers, we recognize the importance creating a strong proposal. That’s why we’re thrilled to unveil our latest resource: a complimentary civil engineering

2504, 2024

Comparison: Proposal and RFP Response Software

By |April 25th, 2024|Categories: Blog, Brands and Companies, Comparison Review, Proposals RFPs RFQs|0 Comments

Comparison: Proposal and RFP Response Software A Review and Comparison of the Top Proposal and RFP Generation and Management Software in 2024. Which one is right for you? Written: April 25, 2024 Proposal software provides a more efficient way to create, store, and manage the proposal creation process with better insight into the sales pipeline and performance. With

1403, 2024

Free Civil Engineering Proposal Template

By |March 14th, 2024|Categories: AI Proposal Writer, Blog, Files, Definitions, Concepts, Proposals RFPs RFQs, Tutorials, Uncategorized, Work Life and Professional Development|0 Comments

Template Free Civil Engineering Proposal Template Download a proposal template designed for civil engineering firms Embarking on a new civil engineering project can be both thrilling and daunting. As seasoned civil engineers ourselves, we understand the importance of starting off on the right foot. That's why we're excited to introduce our latest offering: a comprehensive and customizable civil engineering proposal

1403, 2024

How to Write a Civil Engineering Proposal

By |March 14th, 2024|Categories: AI Proposal Writer, Blog, Files, Definitions, Concepts, Proposals RFPs RFQs, Tutorials, Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Write a Civil Engineering Proposal This post will outline the following: what a civil engineering proposal actually is and who creates them; the critical sections that should be included in a civil engineering proposal; and key tips for creating winning engineering proposals. What is a Civil Engineering Proposal A civil engineering proposal is a formal document created by a

1403, 2024

Using ArcGIS Pro to Detect Objects Using Deep Learning

By |March 14th, 2024|Categories: Blog, Civil Engineering, GIS Software, Tutorials, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tutorial: Using Equator and ArcGIS Pro to Detect Objects Using Deep Learning In this tutorial, you will learn how to use Equator to source an orthoimage, then use ArcGIS Pro and the tools in the Image Analyst Extension to detect and identify objects through deep learning. Step 1: Source Orthoimage Step 2: Add Orthoimage to ArcGIS Pro Step 3: Classify Objects for Deep Learning

1403, 2024

LiDAR vs DEM vs Contours – build smarter surfaces in Civil 3D

By |March 14th, 2024|Categories: Blog, Civil Engineering, User Guide|0 Comments

User Guide / LiDAR vs DEM vs Contours? LiDAR vs DEM vs Contours? Avoid throwing away data and start building smarter surfaces This article explains the difference between various formats for storing elevation data and how to leverage this information to build smarter surfaces in Civil 3D. Key

1403, 2024

Texas Topographic Map: view and extract detailed topo data

By |March 14th, 2024|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

1403, 2024

USGS LiDAR Viewer – Find, view and extract LiDAR instantly

By |March 14th, 2024|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

1403, 2024

Montreal LiDAR: view and extract elevation data

By |March 14th, 2024|Categories: Blog, Locations and Data|0 Comments

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

1403, 2024

Projected vs. Geographic Coordinate Systems

By |March 14th, 2024|Categories: Blog, Files, Definitions, Concepts|0 Comments

Projected vs. Geographic Coordinate Systems Thought there was only one type of coordinate system? Think again. There are many different kinds that are used for different purposes. This post will be covering the two kinds that are most useful for surveying: projected and geographic. Projected Coordinate Systems Projected coordinate systems are grids of straight lines that are used

1403, 2024

Resilient Consulting Water Resources Case Study

By |March 14th, 2024|Categories: Blog, Engineering, Environmental|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

1403, 2024

Texas East LiDAR Project

By |March 14th, 2024|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

1403, 2024

West Texas LiDAR Project

By |March 14th, 2024|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,

1403, 2024

The Difference Between GNSS and GPS

By |March 14th, 2024|Categories: Blog, Files, Definitions, Concepts|0 Comments

The Difference Between GNSS and GPS Most people are familiar Global Positioning System (GPS) as it has probably saved you from getting lost in an unfamiliar place on at least one occasion. GNSS, however, is a term heard much less frequently. It stands for Global Navigation Satellite System, and while it is similar to GPS, there are a few key differences

1403, 2024

South Texas LiDAR Acquisition Project (FEMA)

By |March 14th, 2024|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

1403, 2024

BC Open Infrastructure Data

By |March 14th, 2024|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

1403, 2024

Texas Central LiDAR Project (San Antonio and La Grange)

By |March 14th, 2024|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

1403, 2024

Texas Hurricane Harvey LiDAR Acquisition Project (USGS)

By |March 14th, 2024|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

1403, 2024

Texas Coastal LiDAR Project (Houston and Surrounds)

By |March 14th, 2024|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

1403, 2024

Equator Launches 3DEP USGS Topographic Maps

By |March 14th, 2024|Categories: Blog, Locations and Data|0 Comments

Equator Launches 3DEP High-Resolution USGS Topographic Maps Equator provides unprecedented access to inches of accuracy, in a user-friendly online design platform. Last Updated: November 7, 2021 Launch Equator Equator has recently launched support for high-resolution USGS topographic maps, provided through the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP). The program aims to collect Quality Level 1, 2 and 3 LiDAR data, which

1403, 2024

Key Mapping and GIS Terms

By |March 14th, 2024|Categories: Blog, Files, Definitions, Concepts, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Key Mapping and GIS Terms: A Clear and Concise Glossary Updated 2023-08-23 Terms related to mapping and GIS can be confusing, especially if you are new to the topic. Understanding these terms is essential to realizing just how powerful a tool mapping can be. Once you understand these key words and phrases, you can use a piece of software to its full potential, or complete