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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: I am a mother of two who has lived in the Golden area of Colorado since attending college at Colorado School of Mines. I graduated in 2010 with a B.S. in Geophysics, and again in 2012 with an M.S. in Geophysics. I began working for Golden Software in January of 2012 as a technical support engineer. Shortly thereafter, I moved into... the role of Product Manager for MapViewer and Strater. Recently, I have taken on the additional role of Product Manager for our new online file converter. As a side project here, I host and organize our monthly webinars. More

Get a Sneak Peek at New Features With Grapher Preview

In the past, a few months out from release a very small subset of Grapher users have been able to participate in the beta testing program. This gave them access to the new features earlier than the general public in exchange for their feedback. With the release of Grapher Preview today, we're replacing the beta program for a more flexible preview t...
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Safe Travels, pt. 2

 In April of this year, I blogged about taking a vacation to Ireland with my husband, and proposed a map of places we would like to see (see Safe Travels blog for this first article). In May we finally took that trip. Contrary to our initial plans, we did not rent a car, we instead signed up for a 9-day tour of the island through Paddywagon To...
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Safe Travels

I'm super excited that for the first time in years, my husband and I have planned a vacation. The top of our bucket list has always been Ireland, renowned for its stunning scenery, so we finally took the plunge and purchased our flights for this spring. Then came the truly hard part: choosing where to go. There are so many castles, geologic marvels...
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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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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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