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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

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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Industry Application: Evaluating Offshore Petroleum Opportunities

Each year, the governments of Australia and New Zealand conduct an acreage release program in an effort to promote responsible offshore petroleum exploration within their respective countries. Batole Pty, Ltd., a privately owned oil and gas consultation and investment company, analyzes these acreage offerings for exploration opportunities. The eval...
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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 ...
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Georeferencing Imagery Using Well Locations in Surfer

Over the past few years, many of our Surfer users have requested true georeferencing capabilities inside the Surfer application. The requests we received were focused on having the ability to use internal points within the image to georeference it; where warping techniques can be applied to get a good fit to known ground coordinates. Previous versi...
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