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Jan
17

New 3D Customization Options in the Latest Surfer Release

 Last week a new version of Surfer (v23) and Surfer Beta were released! The release features some great new 2D and 3D customization options. As well as some highly requested new workflows such as the ability to digitize coordinates in the 3D view and ability to export grids to a GeoTIFF with the actual Z coordinates. Read below for a more...

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Jul
16

Visualization in Surfer Tells Compelling Geologic Stories

 For Donald Staples, visualization is everything. He is the CEO of Grandview Energy, an oil and gas exploration firm in Calgary, Alberta. Staples spends a lot of time interpreting complex subsurface geology and then uses Surfer to visualize his findings in compelling ways. His objective is to create maps that reassure clients and partners that...

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Feb
22

Industry Application: Visualisation of Multi-Resolution Public-Domain DEM Data Using Surfer

As a professional geologist, Lester Anderson has spent many years making maps for all types of data from elevation models to geophysical data (e.g. gravity and magnetics), and all too often it is apparent that we all have different viewpoints on how best to display data in map form.The transition from hand-drawn maps to computer-based mapping has m...

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Jul
26

Modeling Groundwater Resources in Surfer

We are pleased to present another story detailing the application of Surfer in the industry.

This story comes from former Golden Software team member, Jared King, who now works as a hydrogeologist for Knight Piésold. Mr. King and the Knight Piésold team were tasked to characterize groundwater resources for a potential mining area. An important component of the mining process, water is used for mineral processing, metal recovery, dust mitigation, and the basic needs for on-site workers. Even more importantly, a thorough understanding of groundwater resources is a major factor in understanding the environmental impact of the mine on those resources.

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May
03

Hiking and Mapping the Manitou Springs Incline

While less than 1 mile (1.42 km) in length, the Manitou Springs Incline is not for the faint of heart. Originally built for cable cars used to carry materials during the construction of Pikes Peak pipelines, the Incline was a tourist attraction until 1990. Thereafter, the cable cars were disassembled, and soon the Incline grew in popularity as a hiking trail and fitness challenge.

The bottom of the Manitou Springs Incline. Approximately 2,744 railroad ties <br />make up the steps to get from this location to the summit.

The Incline’s average grade is 41% (68% at its steepest) over a 2,000 foot (610 meter) elevation gain. The trail consists of uneven stairs made with roughly 2,744 railroad ties. The Incline is a mecca for exercise enthusiasts and anyone desiring a challenge.

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