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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.
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When most people think of a map, they picture a flat, two-dimensional representation of an area. But there are also maps that show the third dimension: elevation. These 3D maps can be incredibly helpful for understanding the lay of the land and determining things like the best route to take when hiking through unfamiliar territory. 3D mapping is the process of creating a three-dimensional representation of an object or area. It can be done using various methods, including drones, LiDAR, and photogrammetry.
3D maps can be made in Equator using our design tools to customize and export the map for use elsewhere. Click here to try Equator for free.
Did you know that 3D maps are used for more than just navigation? In fact, they’re used in a variety of fields, such as engineering and urban planning. Here are three ways that 3D maps are put to use:
1. Planning and development – 3D maps can help engineers plan and model new developments, complete with accurate measurements.
2. Disaster relief – In the event of a natural disaster, 3D mapping can be used to create models of the affected area to help relief efforts.
3. Archaeology – Researchers often use 3D mapping technology to create images of archaeological sites that can be studied in detail.
As engineers, we use 3D maps for a variety of purposes. Some common applications are terrain modeling, scene rendering, and collision detection.