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Mapping Weather Patterns for Fire Prevention with Surfer

Here in dry Colorado, we're very aware of the risks of annual summer forest fires (around 40,000 acres of the state are currently ablaze). In the Canadian province of Quebec, which faces similar fire danger, they have found ways to leverage technology as a tool for managing the fire risks in the area. They use the analytics and gridding functi...
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Hi Irene, In order to create a contour map, your Rst values must be associated with an XY position. So, your Excel file should co... Read More
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Hi Irene, You can create a country boundary maps from vector files sch as SHP or DXF by clicking Home | New Map | Base. We have s... Read More
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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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Display vertical contoured sections in Surfer’s 3D View

Display vertical sections using Surfer
Every so often we get contacted by users who would like to display contoured vertical sections of geophysical data, like GPR, gravity, or magnetic readings. Until recently, it wasn't possible to do this in Surfer , but with the new 3D Viewer and a little bit of data manipulation, you can! This workflow is easiest if your vertical sections run paral...
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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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Mapping Hawaii's Volcanic Activity

Surfer color relief map showin thermal activity in the East Rift zone of Kīlauea.
Recent eruption activity from Kīlauea, the youngest volcano in the Hawaiian island chain, is a reminder of the destructive nature of the volcanoes that formed the island chain. Having recently visited Hawaii and met a number of its fun-loving and friendly locals, the news of the recent eruptions and the havoc they have wrought caught me by surprise...
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