Altitude Mapping

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

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Altitude Mapping

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What is Equator?

Equator is 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!

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Create an altitude map in Equator

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

  • Add markups, icons and measurements to your altitude map

  • Take detailed measurements of the site

  • Share your altitude maps with others online or in print

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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.

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How to Get Started

Step 1

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

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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

An altitude map is a representation of the Earth’s surface that shows the elevation of each point. They are used to study features like mountains, canyons, and valleys, as well as to track changes in land height over time. Altitude maps can be created using data from satellites or ground-level surveys. The resulting map can be used to create three-dimensional models of the terrain or visualize how certain aspects of topography affect things like air flow and climate.

Altitude maps can be made in Equator using our site builder and design tools to customize and export the map for use elsewhere. Click here to try Equator for free.

Altitude maps can vary in accuracy. Some maps used can have a vertical accuracy of up to 10cm.

Altitude maps show the elevation of an area, which can be really useful for things like planning hikes, figuring out where water will flow during a flood, or even just getting a better understanding of the terrain in your area. This information can be used for a variety of applications, including navigation, land management, and disaster relief.