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Aug
24

Creating Georeferenced PDF Contamination Maps for Geophysical Surveys

Canadian geophysical survey firm, Cascade Imaging Solutions Inc, maps the results of its projects just minutes after collecting the raw data. Their technicians use Surfer to conduct initial data interpretation and generate an easily understood georeferenced PDF map for digital delivery to their clients while everyone is still on the project si...
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Jul
12

Create Aspect-Slope Maps in Seconds Using Surfer

My last blog article described how to create a slope map from a digital elevation model in Surfer. Moving forward on that topic, I found this blog article written for ArcMap on creating aspect-slope maps, which was improved upon for QGIS. This single map combines both the compass direction of slopes (aspect) and the steepness of the slopes (in degrees) and uses both color and saturation to display the combined results. Slopes facing different directions use different colors, and the brightness of that color shows the steepness of that slope (the brighter the color, the steeper the slope). I thought this was a really interesting map type and it made me wonder how this could be done in Surfer.

Coincidentally, at that time, a user asked me this exact question! The user wanted to come up with a way to see the very small slope variations in the soft sediments they have on the surface, using both aspect and slope. Looking at the slopes and aspect together may reveal small variations that otherwise could be overlooked.

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