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Golden Software Celebrates 32 Years in Business with a 32% Discount!

Golden Software Celebrates 32 Years in Business with a 32% Discount!

Golden Software is excited to celebrate 32 years in business this March!

It all started in 1983 when Colorado School of Mines computer science instructor Pat Madison and mining graduate student Dan Smith developed Golden Software's first product, PlotCall, which transformed plotter instructions into dot-matrix instructions. PlotCall opened the doors of computer graphing and mapping to many users who did not have access to more expensive hardware, such as mainframe computers and plotter printers. That was only the beginning! Today, Golden Software develops, sells, and supports six data visualization software applications, Surfer, Grapher, Voxler, Strater, Didger, and MapViewer! Our products are used worldwide in a variety of industries.

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MapViewer 8 New Feature Series: Legend Properties

MapViewer 8 New Feature Series: Legend Properties

This week concludes the MapViewer 8 new feature series. Today, we'll take a look at all the options to display the legend exactly as you want it! In MapViewer 8's thematic mqapping software, you can make all the necessary edits from one convenient location--the Property Manager!

To add a legend to the map, select the map and click the Map | Add | Legend command. Below, you can see the default legend added to a hatch map displaying population in Europe for 2014.

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Free Update to Surfer 12.6.963 Available!

Free Update to Surfer 12.6.963 Available!

Golden Software released a free update for Surfer 12 today! Click the Help | Check for Update command to update your version of Surfer 12 to Surfer 12.6.963! Changes include the addition of the Magna - Sirgas / Colombia Zones coordinate system, improvements to exporting to GeoPDFs, improvements to downloading online maps, and more! For a full list of changes made, please see our Surfer Version Info page.

To purchase a new copy of Surfer 12 or upgrade a previous version, please visit our shopping page.

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MapViewer 8 New Feature Series: The Coordinate System Dialogs

MapViewer 8 New Feature Series: The Coordinate System Dialogs

This week's new feature series is a tutorial on how to use the new coordinate system dialogs in MapViewer 8! If you've used Surfer 12, Didger 5, or Strater 4, the Assign Coordinate System dialog may look familiar, only with a few new perks added! In MapViewer 7, you could access the Map Projection options dialog by clicking the Map | Convert Projection, Map | Calibration, or Tools | Reproject Data File commands, or when importing or creating a map using files with an unknown projection. In MapViewer 8, the Assign Coordinate System dialog can also be accessed from several different places. Most often, the dialog will be accessed by clicking the Change button on the Coordinate System page of the Property Manager. However, this dialog may also be accessed by clicking the Map | Plot | Calibrate command, when adjusting the input or output coordinate system when reprojecting data files with the Home | Data | Reproject Data File(s) commands, or when importing or creating a map using files with an unknown projection.

 

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Didger 5 Update Available!

Didger 5 Update Available!

Golden Software released a free update for Didger 5 today! Click the Help | Check for Update command to update your version of Didger 5 to Didger 5.8.1326! New features include exporting Z Levels in DXF files and the addition of the Magna - Sirgas Colombia Zones coordinate systems! For a full list of changes made, please see our Didger Version Info page.

To purchase a new copy of Didger 5 or upgrade a previous version, please visit our shopping page.

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