Create maps and figures in minutes using the best elevation data online, in the Equator platform. Share maps with others instantly.


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Equator Layers

What is Equator?

Equator is an online map-making software for civil engineers, architects, and designers. Equator includes thousands of built-in data sets, like LiDAR and DEMs and easy-to-use design and map making tools. Create accurate, professional maps in minutes!

Create a map in Equator

  • Navigate to your location of interest
  • Add contours, LiDAR, or hillshades to your site

  • Add markups, icons and measurements to your map

  • Take detailed measurements of the site

  • Share your maps with others online or in print

Equator GIS CAD Software Integrations

Integrate your map with other software

We’ve made it easy to integrate into your current workflow to get you up and running without friction.

Equator supports popular GIS and CAD data formats, so map layers like LiDAR can be easily exported to Civil 3D, ArcGIS, Google Earth, or other platforms.

How to Get Started

Step 1

Open Equator, a map-making platform that works in your browser.

Step 2

Create an account by signing up with your favorite email address.

Step 3

Use the built-in search engine and design tools to find elevation data and build your map.

Frequently Asked Questions

NOAA is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. NOAA has a data access viewer that allows you to view imagery, land cover, or elevation/lidar on a map.

To make a NOAA map, click here and choose what type of data you want to explore.

NOAA LiDAR maps vary in accuracy based on the area where the lidar is located and the conditions under which the lidar was collected.

NOAA LiDAR derived maps use data collected to deliver high quality imagery, land cover and elevation maps for a variety of civil engineering purposes.