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Make Meaningful Maps with Symbology in Surfer

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

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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Bring on the 3D viewer, LiDAR data processing, symbology, and more - the latest release of Surfer is here!

The holidays have come early! Hot off the press, the latest release of Surfer is here and ready for action. The new version includes many wow-worthy features including a 3D viewer to explore your data in three dimensions, LiDAR data processing with the new point cloud layer, the ability to assign colors and symbols to base maps based on attribute v...
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Using Surfer to evaluate and improve my vegetable garden

With summer rapidly coming to a close, it's time to take stock of what worked well and what didn't for my garden. This is my first experience with gardening, so there's plenty I can improve upon for next season. I used Surfer to create a to-scale plan of what my garden looked like this year:   As you can see, there's a lot of crowding in the t...
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