Intro to Parcels and Property Lines

Learn how to load Parcels and create property lines using Equator Studios

Background: Parcels

In mapping, a parcel refers to a piece of land that has a defined boundary, usually represented by lines on a map. Parcels are often used to represent individual properties, and they can be used to convey ownership, zoning regulations, and other relevant information about the land. In this introduction, I will guide you through the process in which Equator Studios can help you load Parcels.

Tutorial: Use Parcels and Property Lines

Step 1: Setup

Welcome to Equator Studios! Before you dive in, we highly recommend that you sign up for an account. By doing so, you’ll gain access to a host of additional features and functionality that will make your experience on our site more enjoyable and productive. To sign in click on the Login button or click on Start Now. Note: sign in required for the use of measurement tools such as polyline and markup.

Step 2: Using Search for Parcels

Now that we’ve reached the map we can head on over to the search bar on the left. Click on it and search”Parcels” and click on the “data(beta)” right under the search bar. Doing this will present your screen with multiple different locations for which you can load parcels depending on where you’re zoomed in.

Step 3: Select Location

Just like other mapping sites you can zoom in and view your location better. We can do that two ways, either double-click or zooming in. Let’s use Mississauga as an example location. Keep on zooming in until the location pops up in the list on the left and click the plus button right next to it after hovering over it. After pressing the plus Equator should start downloading the parcels onto your screen and it should look like the picture on the right.

Step 4: How to use measuring tool(sign-in required)

Once you have loaded Parcels you can double click to your desired destination. In this example, I have double-clicked on a location called Heritage Hills Park in Mississauga. On the rightmost side of your screen, you can see the two options, “Polyline” and “Markup”.

  1. The polyline tool lets you draw by defining the length and angle formed by the next line segment
  2. Markup is drag-and-click only


In conclusion, parcels are a valuable tool for a variety of purposes, including real estate, logistics, and planning. They can provide essential information about land use, zoning, and ownership, helping to inform important decisions about development and infrastructure. Additionally, parcels can be used in other contexts, such as retail, marketing, and demographics. Let Equator help you simplify your work process.