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Customer Spotlight: The Velenje Coal Mine Benefits From Strater

The Velenje Coal Mine operates on the largest Slovenian coal deposit and on one of the thickest known coal layers in the world. In 137 years of operation of the coal mine, more than 225 million tonnes of lignite have been extracted from the lignite layers, which are up to 165 m in thickness.

We use Strater for producing our reports of completed wells. Our reports are comprehensive text reports with graphics produced with Strater. We gather data for Strater from a database of wells. We create many template files, each with a different look, for different types of graphical reports. With Strater, we can also create cross sections from our exploitation field to represent different geological data.

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Backyard Beekeeping: Helping the Honey Bee

Decreased honey bee populations have been in the news a lot over the past couple years. Pesticides, global warming, lack of crop diversity, increased pathogen populations and a host of other factors have been attributed to the increased beehive losses. Headlines scream that beehives are failing at record rates and that the loss of the honey bee could lead to massive food supply shortages.

The map above illustrates the amount of honey harvested from each commercial beehive in 2014.

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Reproject Point Data with Voxler 4's New Worksheet Feature

If you're familiar with our 3D data visualization software, Voxler, you're probably aware that it is a 1:1:1 modeller. This means that each dimension (X, Y, and Z) and each dataset in the project is treated as if it uses the same units. If your X and Y data use a different unit than the Z data, or if your datasets use different units, then this could result in an undesirable display. In the past, you would need to use Transform modules to correct the positioning or reproject the data in a different program, such as Surfer mapping software. Don't worry about manually transforming data or switching between programs any longer! With Voxler 4's new worksheet feature, you can quickly and easily convert your point data to use a different unit by reprojecting the data.

In this example, most of my data is in feet, but I have XY point locations measured in meters. Let's take a look at a quick and easy way to remedy this with Voxler's new worksheet!

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Meet Voxler 4 - Golden Software's 3D Mapping Software

2015 has been a huge year of innovations at Golden Software, where we have released new versions of both Surfer and MapViewer. The big news for the year at Golden Software is not quite over yet. Voxler 4, released this morning, joins the compelling team of releases for 2015! Voxler 4, Golden Software’s 3D well and volumetric data visualization application, is designed to fit well in the geosciences because of its well and borehole data rendering and its 3D gridding capabilities. Voxler 4 is also very appealing to users outside of the geosciences realm, stemming from the immense list of supported data formats including numerous image formats, 2D and 3D point data formats, vector and GIS data formats, and countless grid and 3D lattice formats. Almost any type of 2D and 3D data can be visualized in Voxler!

Listening to our user base:

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Jennifer Woodson
Hi jasper, Thanks again for your comments! Contact us at blog@goldensoftware.com if there are any topics you would like to see fe... Read More
Tuesday, 29 December 2015 14:02
Jennifer Woodson
Hi jasper, Thanks for the kind words! Feel free to contact us at voxlersupport@goldensoftware.com if you have any questions!... Read More
Tuesday, 29 December 2015 14:00
Jennifer Woodson
Hi Tony, The File | Export command is used to export the entire scene as an inventor scene graph (*.IV) file or image file, such ... Read More
Monday, 19 October 2015 11:36
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Try Golden's Software's Free & Easy File Conversion Software

File format incompatibility is an all too common problem in any industry. Many of us are familiar with the pains of inheriting a project only to learn we no longer have access to the software that originally created the project files! It typically doesn’t make sense to go out and purchase the missing software just to open the files and save in a different format.

Our free new file converter is specifically designed to address problems such as these. Created for users in the geosciences industry, the file converter operates in an easy-to-access web browser environment. There’s no need to download and install a program, just bookmark the webpage and you’re good to go. The file converter allows quick and secure conversion of image, vector, and grid files to numerous other file types. A small handful of the available conversions are listed below. For a complete list, see here.

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