Golden Software Blog

Helping you learn more about the latest product information, tips, tricks, techniques, and customer stories so you can visualize data and communicate results with ease.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: I am a mother of two who has lived in the Golden area of Colorado since attending college at Colorado School of Mines. I graduated in 2010 with a B.S. in Geophysics, and again in 2012 with an M.S. in Geophysics. I began working for Golden Software in January of 2012 as a technical support engineer. Shortly thereafter, I moved into the role of Product Manager for MapViewer and Strater. Recently, I have taken on the additional role of Product Manager for our new online file converter. As a side project here, I host and organize our monthly webinars.

Color line segments by attribute value using Surfer’s Base Symbology

A Surfer user contacted me a while back asking how to color segments of a line with different colors based on the attribute value of the line. He had the line defined in a BLN file with a different Z value assigned to each x,y pair. This can be useful for visualizing downhole measurement values down a well or borehole, traffic speed along a road (s...
Continue reading
229 Hits

Using Surfer to evaluate and improve my vegetable garden

With summer rapidly coming to a close, it's time to take stock of what worked well and what didn't for my garden. This is my first experience with gardening, so there's plenty I can improve upon for next season. I used Surfer to create a to-scale plan of what my garden looked like this year:   As you can see, there's a lot of crowding in the t...
Continue reading
884 Hits

How to automate graph creation in Grapher without having to learn Scripter

Our Grapher, Surfer, Voxler, and MapViewer applications all come with powerful automation functionality to speed up repetitive processes, but many users don't have experience with scripting so they miss out on this functionality. Luckily for those users, Grapher comes with a script recorder that records a script for the process that's being perform...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
Andrew Dudley
Hi P Gautam, Thank you for posting your comment. It is not currently possible to record your steps from a past project because th... Read More
Wednesday, 27 September 2017 10:12
2311 Hits

How to choose the software package that best meets your visualization needs

Oftentimes I get asked what program a user should purchase to display his or her geochemical data, geophysical data, or other industry-specific data type. The answer I give is that it's less about the type of data you have, than how the data is formatted, and what output you'd like to get from it. To that end, I've created the following flow chart ...
Continue reading
2006 Hits

What Does It Take to Be a Citizen?

I’ve been hearing a lot recently about immigration and what it takes to be a citizen. While I’m not prepared to spout off about what I do and don’t believe in that respect, I do think that this is a good time to examine the facts behind the citizenship/naturalization process in the United States.


Continue reading
2018 Hits

Subscribe To Our Blog

Most Popular

Over the years, one of the most common questions asked is “How can I get my contour map out of Surfe...
For more than 20 years, Surfer mapping software has been used by representatives of nearly all indus...
This week's new feature series is a tutorial on how to use the new coordinate system dialogs in MapV...

Exceeding expectations

Go to top