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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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Exploring the Moon's soils with Surfer 15's 3D viewer.

One of our Surfer 15 users Alain Paillou has been kind enough to share his work with us - he has been using Surfer's new 3D viewer to analyze the soils of the Moon. Please read on!  My name is Alain Paillou, I'm a hydrogeologist and I work for the French Environment Minister. I study surface and groundwater quality in the Bourgogne F...
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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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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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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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