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Industry Application: LiDAR Best Practices for Cultural Heritage and Archaeology Practitioners

The amount of LiDAR coverage for the Earth's surface has rapidly increased over the past few years, and a number of scientific disciplines are taking advantage of this increased availability of laser-derived data. Cultural heritage and archeology practitioners are no different, and the increased availability of LiDAR data is revolutionizing researc...
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Industry Application: Visualisation of Multi-Resolution Public-Domain DEM Data Using Surfer

As a professional geologist, Lester Anderson has spent many years making maps for all types of data from elevation models to geophysical data (e.g. gravity and magnetics), and all too often it is apparent that we all have different viewpoints on how best to display data in map form. The transition from hand-drawn maps to computer-based mapping has ...
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Color line segments by attribute value using Surfer’s Base Symbology

A Surfer user contacted me a while back asking how to color segments of a line with different colors based on the attribute value of the line. He had the line defined in a BLN file with a different Z value assigned to each x,y pair. This can be useful for visualizing downhole measurement values down a well or borehole, traffic speed along a road (s...
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Maximize your data’s impact using Grapher’s new Piper Plots

Over the years, Piper plots have become one of the most requested new plot types for Grapher. If you're one of our many users that have been looking forward to this new plot type, your wait is over! Grapher's new Piper plots make it easier than ever to display water, soil, and rock chemistry data in a clear and visually appealing graphs. Use a Pipe...
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Grapher's revamped User Interface means more intuitive data plotting!

Here's a scenario that might sound familiar to users of earlier versions of Grapher: You're trying to plot some data with dates and times on the X-axis, but you just can't get the labels to display the data as you see it in the Worksheet Manager! You're clicking through the tabs in the Property Manager and making changes, but there's so many option...
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