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Mapping Fantasy Football Points

September has arrived, and fall is nearly here.  For many people fall means football!  With fantasy football drafts upon us, I thought it would be fun to create a map displaying the highest scoring players and NFL teams across the US.  I began by pulling some fantasy football stats from one of the many fantasy league websites to create a spreadsheet with the stats I was interested in.  The fantasydata website has fantasy points assigned to NFL teams based on 2015 pre-season performance as well as historic full season fantasy points for each player.  I was curious to see if the best fantasy point scorers coincided with NFL team fantasy points.

Since the 2014 stats are for individual players and the 2015 pre-season stats are for teams, I decided to show the player data using a symbol map and the NFL team data using a hatch map. Symbol maps apply a color and size gradient to each symbol based on a specified data column. I also applied a color gradient to the hatch map and added labels to the player symbols for a bit more information. 

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Surfer 13 New Features Series Wrap-up

I hope you've enjoyed a closer look at some of the great new features Surfer 13 has to offer! To conclude the Surfer 13 new feature series, I want to mention just a few more new features that can help improve your workflows and increase your productivity!

New Welcome Dialog

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Surfer 13 New Feature Series: New Geoprocessing Commands

Today's blog post focuses on new geoprocessing commands available in Surfer 13! Six new commands have been added to aid in creating, editing, and analyzing boundaries:

Create Intersection PointsBreak Polyline at IntersectionsDifference of PolygonsIntersect PolygonsUnion PolygonsBuffer

Each of these commands can be found by clicking the Geoproccessing menu, and some of the commands are located in the Edit Boundaries submenu within this menu. Let's take a look at what each command does!

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Surfer 13 New Feature Series: Querying Attributes

Today's Surfer 13 new feature series article discusses querying attributes of objects in base map layers. Below is a republishing of Sabrina Pearson's recent newsletter article (Issue 79, published July 2015) about querying attributes in Surfer 13.

In the previous article, we covered an important component of base maps, attributes, and how they can be easily accessed and edited. This article will dive into the details of querying map objects based on those attributes, object type, or object properties. This useful query tool allows you to quickly drill down into the details of your map and effortlessly access all of your map properties.

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Golden Software Introduces Live, Hands-On Training!

Since its founding, Golden Software has been committed to providing customers with the best and most accessible technical support. We have provided a variety of technical support resources including live support via phone, email, and live chat, online resources via the forums, knowledgebase, and website, and in-program support via the help documentation, quick start guides, and full user manuals. Last week marked the introduction of a new method of support in the form of a live, hands-on training class.

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