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2401, 2022

How to Create a Hillshade in QGIS

By |January 24th, 2022|Categories: Blog, QGIS, Tutorials|0 Comments

How to Create a Hillshade in 3 Steps: Upload DEM Data Generate a Hillshade Change the Symbology Step 1 Upload DEM Data Before you can create a hillshade, you will need data. We begin with uploading our DEM (Digital Elevation Model) from the Equator Site Builder. We use Equator’s Site Builder as it provides us with a plethora of

2101, 2022

How to Create Contours in QGIS

By |January 21st, 2022|Categories: Blog, QGIS, Tutorials|0 Comments

How to Create Contours in 3 Steps: Upload DEM Data Fill Sinks Generate Contours Step 1 Upload DEM Data Before we can create contours, we need data! We begin by uploading our DEM (Digital Elevation Model) from the Equator Site Builder. We use Equator’s Site Builder as it provides us with a plethora of high-resolution elevation data, with advanced features

2101, 2022

How to Extract Surface Flow Directions in QGIS

By |January 21st, 2022|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

How to Extract Surface Flow Directions in 7 Steps Upload DEM Data Fill Sinks Generate the Stream Network Change the Symbology Identify a Threshold Generate the Flow Direction Change the Symbology of Flow Direction Step 1 Upload DEM Data Before we can extract any surface flow directions, we will need to upload our DEM (Digital Elevation Model) from the Equator

1901, 2022

How to Delineate a Watershed in QGIS

By |January 19th, 2022|Categories: Blog, QGIS, Tutorials|0 Comments

How to Delineate a Watershed in 8 Steps Find DEM data Fill Sinks Generate the Stream Network Generate a Polyline of the Stream Network Project Outlet Point Extract Coordinates of Outlet Point Generate Watershed of the Stream Network Raster to Vector Try Equator Now Step 1 Find DEM Data  Image of our uploaded DEM from the Equator Site Builder

1301, 2022

Topographic Survey

By |January 13th, 2022|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Topographic Surveying EquatorStudios    |   January 11, 2022 1,721 words    |    10 min read Navigating Earth Our planet is a fascinating place—full of peaks, valleys, natural habitats, and man-made features. When navigating Earth’s diverse terrain, topographic maps and their data provides a plethora of information. Presenting us with a detailed overview of a landscape, topographic data outlines elements such as contours

1812, 2021

How to Make 3D Printed Topographic Maps and Terrains

By |December 18th, 2021|Categories: 3D Printing, Blog, Digital Elevation Model, LiDAR, Topography, Uncategorized|0 Comments

MAKE ANYTHING Making your own 3D printed topographic maps is easy with Equator! Want to learn how to make your own 3D printed Christmas gifts? Follow this tutorial to learn how! How to download and 3d print really detailed maps Step 1: Open the online Equator platform

912, 2021

Equator Launches Washington DC LiDAR Data

By |December 9th, 2021|Categories: Blog, Locations and Data|0 Comments

Equator Launches the Washington DC LiDAR data set Equator provides unprecedented access to centimeters of accuracy, in a user-friendly online design platform. Last Updated: December 09, 2021 Access LiDAR Data Equator is pleased to announce the launch of the Washington DC LiDAR dataset in Equator. The Washington DC LiDAR data set covers approximately 17,700 ha and was collected in

912, 2021

How to Make a LiDAR Map

By |December 9th, 2021|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

How to Make a LiDAR Map How to Make a LiDAR Map using Equator Visit Equator Studios Search for a location that you would like to create a LiDAR map Zoom in using the scroll wheel to focus in on a specific area When the button on-screen turns green and reads, "Add a New Site Here", click the button to

912, 2021

Equator Launches Albuquerque LiDAR Data

By |December 9th, 2021|Categories: Blog, Locations and Data|0 Comments

Equator Launches the Albuquerque LiDAR data set Equator provides unprecedented access to centimeters of accuracy, in a user-friendly online design platform. Last Updated: December 08, 2021 Access LiDAR Data Equator is pleased to announce the launch of the Albuquerque LiDAR dataset in Equator. The Albuquerque LiDAR data set covers approximately 48,000 ha and was collected in 2016. This high-resolution elevation

812, 2021

View Contourlines Online

By |December 8th, 2021|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

How to View Contourlines In less than 5 minutes you can use Equator to create accurate contourlines. What are contourlines? Contourlines curve and join along points that are the same elevation. They are used by surveyors, civil engineers and other professionals to prepare for construction projects and natural disaster analysis. How

812, 2021

Equator Launches Salt Lake City LiDAR Data

By |December 8th, 2021|Categories: Blog, Locations and Data|0 Comments

Equator Launches the Salt Lake City LiDAR data set Equator provides unprecedented access to centimeters of accuracy, in a user-friendly online design platform. Last Updated: December 08, 2021 Access LiDAR Data Equator is pleased to announce the launch of the Salt Lake City LiDAR dataset in Equator. The Salt Lake City LiDAR data set covers approximately 28,000 ha and was collected

312, 2021

Create and View Contours Map

By |December 3rd, 2021|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Create and View Contour Map In less than 5 minutes you can use Equator to create accurate contours. What is a Contour Map? A contour map is a map that has contour lines on it. Contour lines curve and join along points that are the same elevation. They are used by surveyors, civil engineers and other professionals

212, 2021

Equator Launches Minneapolis LiDAR Data

By |December 2nd, 2021|Categories: Blog, Locations and Data|0 Comments

Equator Launches the Minneapolis LiDAR data set Equator provides unprecedented access to centimeters of accuracy, in a user-friendly online design platform. Last Updated: December 02, 2021 Access LiDAR Data Equator is pleased to announce the launch of the Minneapolis LiDAR dataset in Equator. The Minneapolis LiDAR data set covers approximately 19,400 ha and was collected in 2016. This high-resolution elevation

112, 2021

Equator Launches Ashburton LiDAR Data

By |December 1st, 2021|Categories: Blog, Locations and Data|0 Comments

Equator Launches the Ashburton LiDAR data set Equator provides unprecedented access to centimeters of accuracy, in a user-friendly online design platform. Last Updated: December 01, 2021 Access LiDAR Data Equator is pleased to announce the launch of the Ashburton LiDAR dataset in Equator. The Ashburton, New Zealand LiDAR data set covers approximately 40km squared and was collected in 2019.

112, 2021

Equator Launches Timaru LiDAR Data

By |December 1st, 2021|Categories: Blog, Locations and Data|0 Comments

Equator Launches the Timaru LiDAR data set Equator provides unprecedented access to centimeters of accuracy, in a user-friendly online design platform. Last Updated: December 01, 2021 Access LiDAR Data Equator is pleased to announce the launch of the Timaru LiDAR dataset in Equator. This LiDAR covers approximately 2,700km squared and was collected in 2014. This high-resolution elevation data, provided through

112, 2021

Equator Launches Westport LiDAR Data

By |December 1st, 2021|Categories: Blog, Locations and Data|0 Comments

Equator Launches the Westport LiDAR data set Equator provides unprecedented access to centimeters of accuracy, in a user-friendly online design platform. Last Updated: December 01, 2021 Access LiDAR Data Equator is pleased to announce the launch of the Westport LiDAR dataset in Equator. The Westport LiDAR dataset covers all of Westport, the surrounding coast and mountains. It was collected

112, 2021

Equator Launches Blenheim LiDAR Data

By |December 1st, 2021|Categories: Blog, Locations and Data|0 Comments

Equator Launches the Blenheim LiDAR data set Equator provides unprecedented access to centimeters of accuracy, in a user-friendly online design platform. Last Updated: December 01, 2021 Access LiDAR Data Equator is pleased to announce the launch of the Blenheim LiDAR dataset in Equator. The Blenheim LiDAR data set covers approximately 4,000ha and was collected in 2014. This high-resolution elevation data,

2611, 2021

Equator Launches Hamilton LiDAR Data

By |November 26th, 2021|Categories: Blog, Locations and Data|0 Comments

Equator Launches the Hamilton, New Zealand LiDAR data set Equator provides unprecedented access to centimeters of accuracy, in a user-friendly online design platform. Last Updated: November 26, 2021 Access LiDAR Data Equator is pleased to announce the launch of the Hamilton LiDAR dataset in Equator. The Hamilton, New Zealand LiDAR data set covers approximately 39,470ha and was collected in

2611, 2021

Equator Launches Palmerston North LiDAR Data

By |November 26th, 2021|Categories: Blog, Locations and Data|0 Comments

Equator Launches the Palmerston North LiDAR data set Equator provides unprecedented access to centimeters of accuracy, in a user-friendly online design platform. Last Updated: November 26, 2021 Access LiDAR Data Equator is pleased to announce the launch of the Palmerston North LiDAR dataset in Equator. The Palmerston North LiDAR data set covers approximately 39,470ha and was collected in 2018.

2611, 2021

Equator Launches Christchurch LiDAR Data

By |November 26th, 2021|Categories: Blog, Locations and Data|0 Comments

Equator Launches the Christchurch LiDAR data set Equator provides unprecedented access to centimeters of accuracy, in a user-friendly online design platform. Last Updated: November 26, 2021 Access LiDAR Data Equator is pleased to announce the launch of the Christchurch LiDAR dataset in Equator. The Christchurch LiDAR data set covers approximately 142,000ha and was collected in 2019. This high-resolution elevation

2511, 2021

Equator Launches Tauranga LiDAR Data

By |November 25th, 2021|Categories: Blog, Locations and Data|0 Comments

Equator Launches the Tauranga LiDAR data set Equator provides unprecedented access to centimeters of accuracy, in a user-friendly online design platform. Last Updated: November 25, 2021 Access LiDAR Data Equator is pleased to announce the launch of the Tauranga LiDAR dataset in Equator. The Tauranga LiDAR data set covers approximately 16,800ha and was collected in 2015. This high-resolution elevation

2511, 2021

Equator Launches London LiDAR Data

By |November 25th, 2021|Categories: Blog, Locations and Data|0 Comments

Equator Launches the London, Ontario LiDAR data set Equator provides unprecedented access to centimeters of accuracy, in a user-friendly online design platform. Last Updated: November 25, 2021 Access LiDAR Data Equator is pleased to announce the launch of the London, Ontario LiDAR dataset in Equator. The London LiDAR data set covers approximately 42,000 ha and was collected in 2018.

2511, 2021

Equator Launches Sylvan Lake LiDAR Data

By |November 25th, 2021|Categories: Blog, Locations and Data|0 Comments

Equator Launches the Sylvan Lake LiDAR data set Equator provides unprecedented access to centimeters of accuracy, in a user-friendly online design platform. Last Updated: November 11, 2021 Access LiDAR Data Equator is pleased to announce the launch of the Sylvan Lake LiDAR dataset in Equator. The Sylvan Lake LiDAR data set covers approximately 14,000 ha and was collected in 2009. This

1811, 2021

How to Make a Topographic Map

By |November 18th, 2021|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

How to Make a Topographic Map How to Make a Topographic Map using Equator Visit Equator Studios Search for a location that you would like to create a topographic map Zoom in using the scroll wheel to focus in on a specific area When the button on-screen turns green and reads, "Add a New Site Here", click the

1211, 2021

Equator Launches Wellington LiDAR Data

By |November 12th, 2021|Categories: Blog, Locations and Data|0 Comments

Equator Launches the Wellington LiDAR data set Equator provides unprecedented access to centimeters of accuracy, in a user-friendly online design platform. Last Updated: November 12, 2021 Access LiDAR Data Equator is pleased to announce the launch of the Wellington LiDAR dataset in Equator. The Wellington LiDAR data set covers approximately 444 km² and was collected in 2014. This high-resolution