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Jun
27

Eliminate Subsurface Uncertainty with Newly Released Strater 5

Today marks another exciting day in Golden Software history with the latest release of Strater. Strater is an intuitive subsurface visualization program designed to display a wide variety of well log, borehole, and cross section data.

All fifteen log types available in Strater.

Introduced in 2004, Strater is a leading competitor in subsurface modeling software. Designed for geoscientists and engineers, Strater converts geotechnical, geophysical, environmental, and mining data from a wide variety of file formats into 15 different log types, borehole models, and cross section views. Strater offers unsurpassed flexibility in design and layout of the log and cross section displays. Virtually every aspect of Strater’s plot is customizable, allowing users to quickly and easily create publication-quality reports.

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Jun
21

100 Years of National Park Services

In a few short months, the United States National Park Service will celebrate its one hundredth anniversary. August 25, 2016 marks the day when President Woodrow Wilson signed into law the Organic Act. This act created the National Park Service, a federal bureau tasked with “conserving the scenery and the natural and historical objects and the wild life therein…and by such means will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations.”

Today, the National Park System covers more than 84 million acres across 50 states, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, Saipan, and the Virgin Islands. Over 400 areas consisting of national parks, preserves, monuments, resources, rivers, and historical sites are managed by the National Park Service.

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Happy birthday, National Park Service. Now, where’s the cake?
Sunday, 10 July 2016 23:29
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Jun
07

Adding 3D Objects to Your Project: Using Voxler with TurboCAD

About a month or so ago, I started working with a user trying to find an easy solution for adding 3D objects, such as buildings and storage tanks, to his Voxler models. The customer was using Voxler to create graphics for a soil contamination report and wanted to give the stakeholders for this project a good frame of reference for where the contamination plume extended under the existing structures. Adding the buildings and storage tanks to the Voxler model paints a clear picture of the subsurface contamination extent. Voxler does not currently offer 3D drawing functionality, so I took a look at some 3rd party applications to find the best solution for the user.

Searching for the Right 3D Drawing Application

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Guest — Rafael
Hello, I'm having a lot of trouble in this task. I made all the steps exactly the same and when I import into Voxler the object do... Read More
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 23:08
Guest — Norman Taylor
Drew - I tried doing a similar import of 3DSOLID cylinders in DXF format. The exports were from AutoCAD 2016 (2007 and 2010 forma... Read More
Wednesday, 20 July 2016 13:49
Guest — Travis Fleenor
Glad I could help out with this! Thanks so much for using our product and recommending it to our users! -Travis at TurboCAD... Read More
Wednesday, 08 June 2016 10:52
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May
26

Introducing our first guest blogger - Scott Carter of Creative Map Solutions

I'm pleased to introduce our first ever guest blogger, Scott Carter, Owner and Creative Director of Creative Map Solutions. Creative Map Solutions is a Geographic Information System (GIS) solution and Mapping Support company based out of Firestone, CO. Creative Map Solutions has over 20 years of experience in providing GIS and Mapping Solutions to companies. They leverage their experience to handle everything from large one-time projects to ongoing GIS and mapping support.

A true artist at heart, Scott has become an expert on a number of industry leading software applications utilized for GIS, mapping, drafting, 3D modeling, and data conversion. His custom map work has been published in many different media formats including magazines, books, television programs, and a major motion picture.

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May
24

Creating Terrain Slope Maps from Digital Elevation Models in Surfer

Creating a map of slopes is common practice when looking at slope stability. Some examples of when you may want to create slope maps would be to identify areas with high slope to indicate avalanche or landslide danger. Another example may be to present slope maps of the seabed so that a structure with set tolerances for inclination could be located. Slope and gradient maps can be easily generated using Surfer.

Slope information can be easily computed from grid, raster or digital elevation models (DEMs) using options under the Grid | Calculus menu command in Surfer. The slope values can be expressed either in degrees or as a decimal (rise/run) which can then be computed as a percentage. For example, using Grid | Calculus you could select:

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Guest — Pedro
is it possible to visualize areas where the slope % is higher than 100%?
Friday, 28 June 2019 12:30
Guest — Kari Dickenson
Yes, it is possible to visualize areas where the slope is greater than 100%. A slope of 100% is where the vertical distance is the... Read More
Monday, 01 July 2019 08:40
Guest — Kari Dickenson
I wanted to add, for an example, see Surface3.srf in the Surfer Samples folder.
Monday, 01 July 2019 08:45
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