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

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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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Industry Application: Evaluating Offshore Petroleum Opportunities

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Each year, the governments of Australia and New Zealand conduct an acreage release program in an effort to promote responsible offshore petroleum exploration within their respective countries. Batole Pty, Ltd., a privately owned oil and gas consultation and investment company, analyzes these acreage offerings for exploration opportunities. The eval...
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Supporting the Geoscience Industry - Surfer v14 is Released with Over 200 User-Requested New Features and Improvements

Since 1985, Surfer has served the geoscience community. As the industry shifts and changes, Surfer has kept pace with new features and improvements based directly on feedback from users.

Today marks the 14th release of Surfer and boasts over 200 new features and enhancements. Designed to improve usability, streamline workflows, and ultimately save you time and money, Surfer v14 is an indispensable visualization tool for the geoscience industry.

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Saving Time for both New & Experienced Users - Surfer's Map Wizard

Saving Time for both New & Experienced Users - Surfer's Map Wizard

An exciting new Surfer feature is the Map Wizard. Create numerous maps in as little as three steps. The wizard is a great tool for Surfer newbies as it steps through the map creation process from raw data to interpolated grid to final map. More experienced Surfer users appreciate the ability to create multiple maps at once, and everyone benefits from the Data Preview window so you no longer open the incorrect file.

Step 1: Select Your Data – Select the data, grid, base map, or image file to create your map.

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Georeference an Image in Surfer

Georeference an Image in Surfer

There are many ways to customize and enhance maps. One popular enhancement is including images such as satellite imagery, aerial photographs, or historical maps. Images provide additional information and context for the map. In order to spatially relate the image with the other geographic data sources in a map, the image must be georeferenced.

Georeferencing an image is the process of assigning real-world coordinates to each pixel of the image. The latest release of Surfer can georeference images using three or more control points. Below I will step you through some of the main georeferencing features, but for more detailed instructions on how to georeferenced an image of your own, check out our knowledge base article, How can I georeferenced (assign coordinates to) an image base map in Surfer?

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Justine Carstairs
Hi Fadi, We're glad you are enjoying the software! Yes, Surfer can export grid files to STL format. We have an article on how to ... Read More
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