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Adventures with LiDAR

Did you know LiDAR data is collected virtually everywhere? It's how new cars know to alert the driver when they cross the yellow line, how race car games look so realistic, and how cellular companies decide the best placement for a cell tower. LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) technology isn't new; it's very similar to RADAR and uses light waves ...
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Exploring the Moon's soils with Surfer 15's 3D viewer.

One of our Surfer 15 users Alain Paillou has been kind enough to share his work with us - he has been using Surfer's new 3D viewer to analyze the soils of the Moon. Please read on!  My name is Alain Paillou, I'm a hydrogeologist and I work for the French Environment Minister. I study surface and groundwater quality in the Bourgogne F...
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Make Meaningful Maps with Symbology in Surfer

Colorado County Populations
Surfer's new base symbology feature can be used to create thematic maps. Thematic maps are used in a wide variety of fields to illustrate attributes or statistics about defined areas. For example, thematic maps can be used to show the population of counties in a region or the number of oil wells in a geographic zone. Combined with Surfer's already ...
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Create Your Own Skybox for Surfer's 3D Viewer

Create your own Skybox for a customized 3D viewer expereience in Surfer.
What is a Skybox? Imagine projecting an artificial environment all around you, so you can look in any direction and see a seamless image – similar to the actual world around you, but maybe a more exciting vision than your office. You could be suspended in space, or in a lush forest, or on the top floor of a Tokyo city skyscraper. This is essentiall...
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View All Aspects of Your Data with Surfer’s New 3D Viewer

 Pop quiz! You have 5 seconds to determine this landmark - Go! Times up! Now, you have 5 seconds to determine this landmark – Go! If you guessed a bridge for either image, you're correct. I would wager you recognized the bridge more quickly in the 2nd image than in the first. We live in a three dimensional world. As such, it's usually easier t...
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