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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: I've been part of the Golden Software team since 2008. Colorado School of Mines is my alma mater (Go Orediggers!) where I earned a degree in Applied Mathematics and a minor in Economics/Business. I must say, I'm very proud of my CSM hardhat and whitewashed rock! When I'm not here in the office, I can typically be found hanging aro...und the beautiful Golden area with my family. More

Georeference an Image in Surfer

There are many ways to customize and enhance maps. One popular enhancement is including images such as satellite imagery, aerial photographs, or historical maps. Images provide additional information and context for the map. In order to spatially relate the image with the other geographic data sources in a map, the image must be georeferenced.

Georeferencing an image is the process of assigning real-world coordinates to each pixel of the image. The latest release of Surfer can georeference images using three or more control points. Below I will step you through some of the main georeferencing features, but for more detailed instructions on how to georeferenced an image of your own, check out our knowledge base article, How can I georeferenced (assign coordinates to) an image base map in Surfer?

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Andrew Dudley
Hi Roger, Thank you for posting your comments and question. Surfer 10 does not use any warping when assigning new coordinates to ... Read More
Monday, 23 April 2018 10:30
Justine Carstairs
Hi Fadi, We're glad you are enjoying the software! Yes, Surfer can export grid files to STL format. We have an article on how to ... Read More
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Customer Success Story: Géologique Saves Clients Time & Money

I had the pleasure of meeting long-time Strater user Deryk Forster last year. Mr. Forster is the founder of Géologique, a geological and geotechnical services company that serves the energy and dam industries in Queensland, China, and the Middle East.

During our visit, Mr. Forster shared how he and his team transformed a time consuming and expensive data collection, processing, and presentation workflow into an efficient and streamlined process. Read about this transformation in our customer success story, Géologique Empowers Clients with Strater and iGloo.

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Hi Saeed - Thank you for your interest in Strater! Please contact us at support@goldensoftware.com for our available discount opti... Read More
Tuesday, 30 May 2017 09:43
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Building Momentum into 2017

The new year is here! 2017 is a book of clean, blank pages waiting to be filled and brimming with potential.

With the beginning of the new year, I, like many of you, set aside time for reflection. It is easy for me to forget just how much was accomplished over the past 365 days when I’m in the midst of projects and tasks of my own. As I look back on 2016, I am pleased with just how much Golden Software has accomplished.

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Complex Data Made Clear with Surfer

Our customers do incredible things! This week, I’m pleased to present another customer story. Dr. Richard Koehler, founder of Visual Data Analytics, uses Surfer to visualize complex marine data.

Marine environments can be tricky as data is typically collected over time. This results in large, multi-variate datasets which contain a wealth of information; however, traditional 2D and 3D visualization methods don’t communicate this information in a clear manner.

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Modeling Groundwater Resources in Surfer

We are pleased to present another story detailing the application of Surfer in the industry.

This story comes from former Golden Software team member, Jared King, who now works as a hydrogeologist for Knight Piésold. Mr. King and the Knight Piésold team were tasked to characterize groundwater resources for a potential mining area. An important component of the mining process, water is used for mineral processing, metal recovery, dust mitigation, and the basic needs for on-site workers. Even more importantly, a thorough understanding of groundwater resources is a major factor in understanding the environmental impact of the mine on those resources.

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Hi Armandt - I can't speak to the methodology used, but let me reach out to the author to see if he can provide some insight.... Read More
Tuesday, 30 January 2018 08:54
Blakelee Mills
Hi Armandt - you can view the full article here http://www.goldensoftware.com/surfer-case-studies/modeling-groundwater-resources-s... Read More
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