San Diego Topographic Map

The most detailed topographic map of San Diego, California.

Find, create and collaborate on high-resolution topographic maps using Equator.

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san diego topographic map
san diego topographic map

Topographic Maps by Professionals for Professionals

San Diego topographic maps, accessible in Equator, are used by infrastructure design professionals such as:

  • Planners
  • Architects
  • Civil Engineers
  • Flood Analysts
  • Construction Professionals
  • Landscape Designers
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What is possible inside the topographic map?

The San Diego topographic map can be used for a variety of tasks, including:

  • Viewing 3D surfaces from built-in LiDAR
  • Generating contours
  • Sourcing and view LiDAR point clouds
  • Cutting cross sections on the fly
  • Extracting elevation data
  • Creating markups, labels and figures
  • Link sharing data
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san diego topographic map
san diego topographic map

USGS and 3DEP Sourced Data

The San Diego topographic data is sourced from the United States Geological Survey (USGS), specifically their 3D Elevation Program (3DEP). You can read more about the 3DEP here. In general, built-in San Diego elevation data is sourced from a library of airborne LiDAR surveys that are managed by the USGS, and connected to Equator for ease of access.

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What formats can I extract contours in?

Contours can be extracted from the San Diego topographic map at the resolution of your choosing and to a variety of formats including shapefile (.shp) and drawing (.dxf).

Digital elevation models (DEMs) are also available.

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How do I bring contours into Civil 3D?

Contours can be opened in AutoDesk Civil3D (or similar) simply by opening an dxf file or shapefile exported from Equator. This tutorial explains how to create a 3D surface in Civil 3D directly from a shapefile.

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Why should I use Equator to access San Diego Topography?

Equator allows users to access local LiDAR surveys to the best available resolution.  Experience 3D topography in high-resolution, unlike ever before.

  • Revolutionary 3D platform for viewing data

  • Most detailed online map of San Diego topography, accessible on a globe

  • Easily extract the data you need

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