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Free Seismic Data and Maps from USGS

There have been many reports of earthquakes in recent news. Areas from Nepal to Japan to Papua New Guinea to the United States have been struck by earthquakes, big and small. Contrary to what I thought and according to several reports around the web, we aren't experiencing an increase in earthquake occurrences, but we are experiencing an increase in earthquake reportings.

If you're as fascinated as I am by this seismic activity, you may be interested in learning more. The USGS website provides real-time data feeds, regional information, and various maps pertaining to earthquakes around the world. The website also provides a place to report earthquakes on the Did You Feel It? page. 

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Do You Use GIS Software Without Knowing It?

Forbes Magazine recently published a five-part series about GIS (geographic information systems). GIS combines geographic, spatial, and other information into a dynamic system. Golden Software products are often used as a part of such a system. MapViewer and Surfer are often used to create visually stunning maps to present layers of data in a meaningful way, Voxler can be used to present geographic and other data in true 3D, and Strater, Didger, and Grapher also have various applications in GIS. I thought author Louise Kidney brought up some good points that would be of interest to Golden Software users.

 You probably already use a GIS more often than you realize!

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All Hands Meeting 2015

This past weekend, the entire Golden Software team convened in beautiful Golden, Colorado for our annual all hands meeting (AHM). This was our 7th annual meeting, and like fine wine, it has improved with age; each year is better than the last!

Every year we meet all day Saturday and a half-day on Sunday. Our days consist of numerous presentations covering what we’ve accomplished over the past year, what our current endeavors entail, and where we’re headed in the coming years. We are always asking ourselves, “What’s best for the customer?” and the AHM gives us an opportunity to answer that question together. Our discussions are engaging as everyone contributes their thoughts and ideas. We can feel the energy increase as the meeting progresses.

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Free Update to MapViewer 8.1.269 now available!

Golden Software released a free update for MapViewer 8 today! Click the File | Online | Check for Update command to update your version of MapViewer 8 to MapViewer 8.1.269! Changes include the addition of new coordinate systems (Magna-Sirgas Colombia Bogota Zone, Magna-Sirgas Colombia East Central Zone, Magna-Sirgas Colombia East Zone, Magna-Sirgas Colombia Far West Zone, and Magna-Sirgas Colombia West Zone) and many other updates! For a full list of changes made, please see our MapViewer Version Info page.

To purchase a new copy of MapViewer 8 or upgrade a previous version, please visit our shopping page.

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Happy Earth Day from Golden Software!

April 22 marks an event celebrated across the globe--it's Earth Day! Earth Day began in America in 1970 as a way to honor the Earth and promote peace, as a response to the Vietnam War and the 1969 oil spill in Santa Barbara, California. In 1990, the movement officially went worldwide when 141 countries joined in the celebration of the planet on which we live. Now, over 192 countries participate in the event! Global coordination is now handled by the Earth Day Network.

Here at Golden Software, we try to do our part to contribute to a healthy Earth. We have an office recycling bin that fills up frequently, many employees use public transportation or work from home to reduce carbon footprints, we encourage digital software downloads over physical packages shipped, and more! When we all do a little, we can do a lot! 

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