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Tech tip: Track your data between windows with Track Cursor!

Here's a little time-saving tip that some of you might not know about. Let's say you have a Post map that's displaying a lot of points, and you want to find the row of data that corresponds to a specific point on the map, but you're not sure how to go about it. You can easily find the corresponding row in your data file using the Track Cursor ...
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How Far Do You Have to Walk to Access Red Rocks Amphitheater?

A LiDAR and aerial imagery 3D model created in Surfer of Red Rocks amphitheater using LiDAR and aerial imagery download from the USGS. Colorado summer is in full swing! As locals, we know the summer can linger into mid-fall, and we have plenty of more sunshine to come. Many of us here take advantage of the gorgeous weather by hiking, biking, fishin...
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Mapping Weather Patterns for Fire Prevention with Surfer

Here in dry Colorado, we're very aware of the risks of annual summer forest fires (around 40,000 acres of the state are currently ablaze). In the Canadian province of Quebec, which faces similar fire danger, they have found ways to leverage technology as a tool for managing the fire risks in the area. They use the analytics and gridding functi...
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Hi Irene, In order to create a contour map, your Rst values must be associated with an XY position. So, your Excel file should co... Read More
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Hi Irene, You can create a country boundary maps from vector files sch as SHP or DXF by clicking Home | New Map | Base. We have s... Read More
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Safe Travels, pt. 2

 In April of this year, I blogged about taking a vacation to Ireland with my husband, and proposed a map of places we would like to see (see Safe Travels blog for this first article). In May we finally took that trip. Contrary to our initial plans, we did not rent a car, we instead signed up for a 9-day tour of the island through Paddywagon To...
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Display vertical contoured sections in Surfer’s 3D View

Display vertical sections using Surfer
Every so often we get contacted by users who would like to display contoured vertical sections of geophysical data, like GPR, gravity, or magnetic readings. Until recently, it wasn't possible to do this in Surfer , but with the new 3D Viewer and a little bit of data manipulation, you can! This workflow is easiest if your vertical sections run paral...
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