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Did You Know That You Can Save Your Gridded Data As A DEM In Surfer 10?

A Digital Elevation Model, or DEM, is a very popular file format that is used to create 3D models.Use Surfer 10 to grid your XYZ data to create a DEM.
In Surfer 10 you can grid any XYZ ASCII type data file and save it directly as a DEM (as opposed to the default GRD file format). Follow along as I demonstrate the ease of gridding your XYZ ASCII data, saving as a DEM, and then creating a 3D surface model from the DEM file.

 

  1. Open Surfer and from the toolbar select Grid | Data.

    Use Surfer 10 to grid your XYZ data to create a DEM. 
  2. In the Open Data dialog navigate to the Surfer 10 Samples folder and then select and open Demogrid.dat.

    Use Surfer 10 to Grid Your XYZ data to Create a DEM
     
  3. In the Grid Data dialog click the Change filename folder. Use Surfer 10 to Grid Your XYZ data to Create a DEM
  4. In the Save Grid As dialog select DEM USGS DEM (*.dem) from the drop down menu next to Save as type: and then select Save. Use Surfer 10 to Grid Your XYZ data to Create a DEM
  5. Back in the Grid Data dialog select OK to create the DEM. Use Surfer 10 to Grid Your XYZ data to Create a DEM
  6. Select OK in the Export Options dialog, Yes in the Surfer Warning dialog, and OK in the Surfer dialog.
  7. Now from the toolbar select Map | New | 3D Surface and navigate and select the newly created DEM to create a 3D surface map.

Use Surfer 10 to Grid Your XYZ data to Create a DEM  

 

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