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Mapping Local Bike Trails in Surfer

One of the things that drew me to Colorado is the wide range of activities that are available to its residents. Among the many available activities is biking. Whether you prefer mountain biking or street biking, there are multitudes of trails to explore for all skill levels. With spring on its way, I decided to map out the biking trails around Denv...
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Creating Contour and 3D Maps With Surfer from Downloaded Images

One of the new features in the Surfer mapping software that hasn’t gotten a lot of mention is the ability to download imagery as grids. Most of you may know that Surfer can connect directly to WMS servers and download georeferenced images directly into your maps as base layers. You can download aerial photographs, orthoimagery, shaded topographic images, scanned USGS maps, images showing geological bedrock, etc.  However, did you know you can also download imagery as grid files and use them to create contours or other grid-based maps?

You can download images as grids from WMS servers using either the Grid | Grid from Server command, or by clicking the Download button in the Open Grid dialog when creating a grid-based map. The difference is that the Grid | Grid from Server command downloads the image as a grid file directly to your hard drive so you can use it later on (e.g. for blanking) or in multiple maps.

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Surfer 13 New Features Series Wrap-up

I hope you've enjoyed a closer look at some of the great new features Surfer 13 has to offer! To conclude the Surfer 13 new feature series, I want to mention just a few more new features that can help improve your workflows and increase your productivity!

New Welcome Dialog

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MapViewer 8 New Feature Series: New Graph Types

To celebrate the release of MapViewer 8, I'm going to be writing a series of blog posts to highlight what's new in MapViewer! This week will focus on new map types and options that are available-- the multi-graph map, contiguous cartogram map, proportional pin map, bivariate symbol map, and base maps from online servers.

Multi-graph map

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Jennifer Woodson
Hi John, The multi-graph map will only create a line or scatter plot. However, MapViewer 8 has a bar map that can create a bar ch... Read More
Wednesday, 11 February 2015 12:04
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