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Create Your Own Skybox for Surfer's 3D Viewer

Create your own Skybox for a customized 3D viewer expereience in Surfer.
What is a Skybox? Imagine projecting an artificial environment all around you, so you can look in any direction and see a seamless image – similar to the actual world around you, but maybe a more exciting vision than your office. You could be suspended in space, or in a lush forest, or on the top floor of a Tokyo city skyscraper. This is essentiall...
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View All Aspects of Your Data with Surfer’s New 3D Viewer

 Pop quiz! You have 5 seconds to determine this landmark - Go! Times up! Now, you have 5 seconds to determine this landmark – Go! If you guessed a bridge for either image, you're correct. I would wager you recognized the bridge more quickly in the 2nd image than in the first. We live in a three dimensional world. As such, it's usually easier t...
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Bring on the 3D viewer, LiDAR data processing, symbology, and more - the latest release of Surfer is here!

LiDAR Point Cloud of Golden, CO
The holidays have come early! Hot off the press, the latest release of Surfer is here and ready for action. The new version includes many wow-worthy features including a 3D viewer to explore your data in three dimensions, LiDAR data processing with the new point cloud layer, the ability to assign colors and symbols to base maps based on attribute v...
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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...
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Visualizing the August Solar Eclipse

Annular_Solar_Eclipse_May_10_2013_Northern_Territory_Australia-1   User:Mrpulley
On August 21st 2017, something special is going to happen in the US skies – a total solar eclipse. The last time this occurred over the Lower 48 was back in 1979, so don't feel too bad if you missed it. I wasn't even born yet! And don't expect to see it again until 2024 either (unless you fancy a 2019 vacation in Argentina). So pack your bags and y...
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