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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. This

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. Request Access 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 Request Access

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

412, 2019

Tutorial 3 – Magazine Style Map Layout

By |December 4th, 2019|Categories: Tutorials|0 Comments

Step 1 - Login to Save your Work Make sure you sign-in prior to starting your map, otherwise, your progress will not be saved. Use the button with the three lines (A) to open the sign-in menu. If you are new to EQUATOR, use the “Sign Up” button (B) to create an account. If you are already a user, use the “Sign In” button

1511, 2019

Tutorial 2 – 3D Map with Custom Markup

By |November 15th, 2019|Categories: Tutorials|0 Comments

Step 1 - Login to Save your Work Make sure you sign-in prior to starting your map, otherwise, your progress will not be saved.  Use the button with the three lines (A) to open the sign-in menu. If you are new to EQUATOR, use the “Sign Up” button (B) to create an account.  If you are already a user, use the

1211, 2019

Tutorial 1 – Hiking Map

By |November 12th, 2019|Categories: Tutorials|0 Comments

Step 1 - Login to Save your Work Make sure you sign-in prior to starting your map, otherwise, your progress will not be saved. Use the button with the three lines (A) to open the sign-in menu. If you are new to EQUATOR, use the "Sign Up" button (B) to create an account. If you are already a user, use the "Sign In" button (C) to

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