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Feb
22

Clean up your Contours: Minimize Contour Noise from LiDAR data

LiDAR data continues to be more and more prominent in nearly every aspect of geoscience. Whether your job duties include performing construction site evaluation, mapping watersheds in hydrology, or performing archeological impact assessments. Being able to understand and utilize LiDAR data is an advantage in any field. With this ever-growing releva...

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May
09

Golden Software Takes Another Annual Backcountry Excursion

 What do you get when six Golden Software team members embark on a 4-day trek into the wilderness? Comradery, epic team-building, fatigued muscles, renewed gratitude for common comforts, an appreciation for deodorant, and of course, an opportunity to map out their excursion in Surfer. The adventure began in Canyonlands National Park in southea...

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Nov
24

What Are the Most Popular Commands and Map Types in Surfer?

When you installed Surfer 13, you might have noticed the request to be part of our customer tracking program. What is this? This isn’t where we track your personal data or use any personal information from your computer. What this entails is Golden Software checking to see what commands you use in Surfer. That’s all. We want to see what you click and how many times you click it. 

Why is this important? This tells us which features are used the most, and which features are used the least. The more times a feature is used, the more weight it carries when the time comes for us to discuss which new improvements to include in the next upgrade. For example, if the results show that most people create contour maps and very few people use vector maps, we may favor new features and enhancements for contour maps over vector maps. 

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