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Display vertical contoured sections in Surfer’s 3D View

Display vertical sections using Surfer
Every so often we get contacted by users who would like to display contoured vertical sections of geophysical data, like GPR, gravity, or magnetic readings. Until recently, it wasn't possible to do this in Surfer , but with the new 3D Viewer and a little bit of data manipulation, you can! This workflow is easiest if your vertical sections run paral...
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The Synergy Between Voxler and Strater: Creating a 3D Conceptual Site Model

One of our power users is accomplishing his goals using a combination of our applications. Joe Harrer, who is an independent Hydrogeologist with Anthropocene Solutions Inc., is using a synergy between Voxler and Strater to create a conceptual site model of a brine storage facility located in rural Alberta. For those of you that follow my blogs, I recently posted a blog article on Joe Harrer’s application of Voxler to create a 3D brine plume model of the same storage facility. The model was used for ground water monitoring and remediation efforts. Joe has taken the brine plume model a step further and has developed it into a complete conceptual site model of the facility. In Voxler, he has incorporated cross sections of the site’s lithological layers that were generated from borehole data in Strater, groundwater and ground level surfaces, groundwater monitoring wells, a site map, and drone imagery to create a complete conceptual site model.

The 3D conceptual site model in Voxler showing a brine plume, monitoring wells, lithology cross sections, groundwater surface, and ground surface.

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Adding Wells to Cross Sections in Strater 5

Cross sections are an important tool in illustrating subsurface geology.  Among the many new features added to Strater 5 are several new cross section options including water level display, retaining custom levels, and adding wells to an existing cross section. This blog will address how a new well can be added to a cross section. For this example, we will use the Cross Section.sdg sample file that ships with Strater.

The Strater 5 sample file “Cross Section.sdg” contains a cross section with four wells, well headers, two inset maps, a horizontal cross section, a depth log, and a legend. We will further manipulate this file by adding a new well and reshaping the default layers.

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Jennifer Woodson
Hi again Paul, You may also want to look into using Strater template (*.tsf) files if you find yourself recreating logs quite a b... Read More
Tuesday, 19 July 2016 12:25
Jennifer Woodson
Hi Paul, When you say you're attempting to copy a well, are you attempting to copy from a data table, or are you copying a log fr... Read More
Tuesday, 19 July 2016 12:01
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Eliminate Subsurface Uncertainty with Newly Released Strater 5

Today marks another exciting day in Golden Software history with the latest release of Strater. Strater is an intuitive subsurface visualization program designed to display a wide variety of well log, borehole, and cross section data.

All fifteen log types available in Strater.

Introduced in 2004, Strater is a leading competitor in subsurface modeling software. Designed for geoscientists and engineers, Strater converts geotechnical, geophysical, environmental, and mining data from a wide variety of file formats into 15 different log types, borehole models, and cross section views. Strater offers unsurpassed flexibility in design and layout of the log and cross section displays. Virtually every aspect of Strater’s plot is customizable, allowing users to quickly and easily create publication-quality reports.

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