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Customer Spotlight: Subsurface Environmental Solutions, LLC Using Surfer and Voxler to Model LNAPL Release

Golden Software customers possess a broad range of backgrounds, from earth sciences and engineering to education and politics. This vast assortment of backgrounds results in a variety of uses for Golden Software's products. Each customer uses the software in a unique way, and we are pleased to share these stories. Today's blog features Steve Boynto...
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Share Your Voxler Models with Stakeholders

Through the tenure of my career as the Voxler product manager at Golden Software, I have noticed a reoccurring theme from many Voxler users. Quite often Voxler users ask, "how can I share my Voxler model with other people?" Voxler creates great-looking models, but when it's time to get them into the hands of stakeholders or clients, Voxler users so...
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EZ RES PRO Pairs with Voxler to Image Tomography Surveys in 3D

 The Terra Exploration Group from Austin TX, who specializes in on-site geophysical surveys, is using Voxler to create 2D and 3D images based on data taken with the Terra EZ RES PRO earth resistance meter. This professional grade resistivity meter is deployed by geophysical surveyors who are trying to locate subsurface anomalies like water, mi...
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Customer Spotlight: Dr. Eric Delmelle Uses Voxler 3D Data Visualization For Space-Time

Golden Software customers possess a broad assortment of backgrounds from earth sciences and engineering to education and politics. This vast background results in a variety of uses for Golden Software's products. Each customer uses the software in a unique way, and we are pleased to share these stories. This blog article features Dr. Eric Delmelle, a professor of GIS and Health Geography in the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences at the University of North Carolina, and his use of Voxler, among other applications, to visualize space-time patterns of human behaviors and human health issues.

Dr. Delmelle's research focuses on answering fundamental epidemiological questions where spatial and spatiotemporal methodology is a critical avenue for analysis. He uses robust geocomputational methodologies that "deepen our understanding on the dynamics of infectious and non-infectious diseases". Dr. Delmelle is dedicated to the development of new visualization techniques that detect space-time patterns at different scales and leverage state of the art computational techniques to generate predictive models that could ultimately have influence on health decisions in the public sector.

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3D Ski Maps: Tour the Mountain Virtually Before Your Trip!

Ski season is officially underway! We’ve been getting a lot of snow in Colorado and powder fever is setting in. As a result, the LiDAR Magazine article introducing FATMAP’s interactive 3D Ski Maps caught my attention. When I first moved to Colorado, I spent an entire season learning how to navigate my favorite ski resorts and find the best ski runs for me. The trail maps kept me from getting lost, but they don’t provide much information about terrain. As a result, I occasionally found myself on a run that was beyond my skill level.  My first time skiing a Colorado mountain, I ended up facing a section of steep moguls and riding down them on my backside!  Of course, I can’t even count the number of times I accidentally slowed down just before a flat section of trail when I learned to snowboard. An interactive 3D ski map in my pocket would have saved me lots of bumps, bruises, and frustration.

The new FATMAP Ski app combines high resolution imagery with 3D terrain information to provide more true-to-life trail maps for users. Maps of many US and European ski resorts are available as free downloads, and advanced features such as live location tracking and gradient information can be purchased for each location. While I was exploring the maps in this new app, I began to wonder if I could create a similar map using Surfer and Voxler.

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