"In the newest version of Surfer, our developers focused on giving users new display functions so they can communicate information more easily and clearly. In addition, we have made it simpler to convert data into the right coordinate system to align with other layers or data sets."
– Kari Dickenson, Surfer Product Manager
-Top Features in Surfer's Latest Release-
Reposition or georeference any vector base layer by assigning new coordinates to it. Use a simple math operation (add, subtract, multiply, divide or mirror) or georeference it using three or more known control points.
This allows you to:
Edit a grid from the plot window and when the grid opens in the Grid Editor, any post or base layers in the map are also displayed in the Grid Editor. This allows you to easily edit the grid relative to imagery, control points, polygons or polylines, or other objects in a background map or overlay.
For example, edit a grid and show the coastline and land use data in the Grid Editor. Or show buildings, streams or field boundaries to help you define and identify the edits needed to the grid file.
Reposition labels on post, base and drillhole layers so that they do not overlap. This allows you to:
Base and drillhole layers now have leader lines connecting labels back to their respective objects! Edit label positions so the labels can be read clearly, and then know exactly which object the label belongs to.
All of these exciting new features are available in Surfer today! Additionally active maintenance and subscription users have access to Surfer Beta which now includes some long anticipated features including 3D gridding (XYZC) and isosurfaces.