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Surfer 13 New Feature Series: Graticules

In the coming weeks, I'll be introducing some of the new features in Surfer 13. The first feature discussed in this series is the addition of graticules!

A graticule is a network of lines representing the Earth's parallels of latitude and meridians of longitude. While a graticule represents lines or latitude and longitude, a map-grid represents lines in other units, such as meters or feet. A graticule or map-grid can be added to a map by selecting the map and clicking the Map | Add | Graticule command. Graticules and map-grids are a great way to add more context to your maps. Display your axes in the units of your data (feet, meters, etc.), and add a graticule to show latitude and longitude values too! Do your clients need a map displayed in multiple units? Project your map in UTM meters, but display a grid in feet!

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Golden Software Introduces Surfer 13: Newest 3D Mapping Visualization Software!

For more than 20 years, Surfer mapping software has been used by representatives of nearly all industries to create stunning maps for use in reports, publications, research, and more. We're excited to present to you our newest version of Surfer: Surfer 13.

Just a few of the many new features available in Surfer 13 include adding graticules and grids to maps, adding a viewshed analysis layer to a grid-based map, querying base map objects on attributes, and managing attributes with the new attribute table. Click here to download the free Surfer 13 demo, and try the new features with data of your own or sample data included in Surfer 13's installation!

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Hello - we no longer sell previous versions of Surfer, but if you have a serial number for Surfer v12 and need download instructio... Read More
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Maps and Map Layers in Surfer Mapping Software: The Source Coordinate System vs. the Target Coordinate System

Since Surfer 10, users have been able to create maps using layers that contain data from different coordinate systems and reproject the layers to the desired coordinate system on the fly. This valuable feature has streamlined workflows, eliminating the need to transform all data to the same coordinate system before using it to create multi-layered maps. For an example, see the sample file CoordinateSystems.srf, located by default at C:\\Program Files\\Golden Software\\Surfer 12\\Samples. Let's take a look at this powerful component of Surfer's 3D Mapping software!

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Mapping Challenge: Use Golden Software's Mapping Software to Survive A Zombie Apocalypse

I ran across a recent mapping challenge while perusing reddit.com's GIS community, and I wanted to extend the challenge to Golden Software users! This challenge asks users to submit a map that would help someone survive the inevitable zombie apocalypse. The challenger also requests steps used to create the map. The challenge is presented as a fun way to help others learn mapping software.

Golden Software documentation writer Zach whipped up a submission today. His map was created using a combination of MapViewer 8 and the eagerly anticipated Surfer 13! Zach's map uses real city population density data from the Colorado Front Range presented as a proportionally-sized post layer, his own calculated zombie population data displayed as an image layer, a base layer downloaded from an online server, and a contour layer created from manipulated data from a grid downloaded from an online server (a new Surfer 13 feature). Stay tuned for future blog post detailing how to recreate this map!

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Happy Earth Day from Golden Software!

April 22 marks an event celebrated across the globe--it's Earth Day! Earth Day began in America in 1970 as a way to honor the Earth and promote peace, as a response to the Vietnam War and the 1969 oil spill in Santa Barbara, California. In 1990, the movement officially went worldwide when 141 countries joined in the celebration of the planet on which we live. Now, over 192 countries participate in the event! Global coordination is now handled by the Earth Day Network.

Here at Golden Software, we try to do our part to contribute to a healthy Earth. We have an office recycling bin that fills up frequently, many employees use public transportation or work from home to reduce carbon footprints, we encourage digital software downloads over physical packages shipped, and more! When we all do a little, we can do a lot! 

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