Environmental Services

Accurately Assess Your Site and Confidently Advise Stakeholders.

Environmental Services

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Tell the Story of Your Site

Environmental projects are complex. Between balancing stakeholder relationships, working within government regulations, and the required field work to collect accurate data, the last thing you need is a software solution that does not work as advertised.

For over 40 years Golden Software has been the trusted solution for environmental professionals to create report quality figures that tell the complete story of your investigative data.

Whether you need to model a groundwater system or the migration of a contaminant, we provide the tools to grid, customize, and present your data in 2D or 3D. We are here to help you deliver success through all phases of your environmental project.

Potentiometric contours and groundwater flow map generated in Golden Software Surfer


Determine the Extent of Subsurface Contamination

Help stakeholders clearly understand the full extent of subsurface contamination. Whether your investigation data was collected by ground penetrating radar, electromagnetic sensing, or monitoring wells, Surfer provides the tools to transform the data into an understandable visual. Interpolate the data using industry standard methods such as Kriging, and then use Surfer’s suite of analysis tools to perform a wide range of mathematical functions on the data. Surfer helps you provide actionable insight on the release, movement, and recoverability of the plume.

Build Groundwater Models

If you are looking to generate a potentiometric surface, or determine the supply of a water source, Surfer offers mapping functionality to visualize any hydrology variable you need. Trusted by groundwater professionals for over 40 years, Surfer can help you build a robust groundwater model no matter the complexity of your site.

DRASTIC vulnerability figure used in environmental report for a municipality

Create Report Quality Figures

You have full control of the final output with Surfer’s extensive customization options. Adjust map properties exactly to your liking to ensure your final report makes an immediate impression on clients and provides a full understanding of the environmental factors at your site. Surfer also supports a wide range of export file formats so you can communicate with stakeholders in their preferred medium.

Bring Data to Life with 3D Visualizations

Facilitate A-HA moments for your clients with Surfer’s 3D view. In true three-dimensional space, show clients the exact location of a contamination leak or where a well meets the water table. You may not always give your client the answer they want, but you will help them understand the environmental risks at their site, no matter their background.

3D model of water table created in Surfer

Real World Environmental Results

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100% Satisfaction Guaranteed or 100% of Your Money Back

We know Surfer and Grapher’s visualization capabilities will help you stand out from the crowd, WOW clients, and leave a lasting impression!

But… we realize you don’t know this yet. And you won’t until you experience our products for yourself.

This is why we provide this guarantee. This is the distillation of a 40+ year adventure designing, developing, and honing powerful visualization and analysis features as requested by scientists and engineers like you.

Our products can produce results far beyond its license fees. We are assuming all your risk, so you have none.

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Hear what other scientists & engineers have to say!

Golden Software is like a close family. Your team is always ready to answer questions, to solve problems, your products are of fine quality, low prices for updates.

Thierry Hatt
Historical GIS Cartographer Université de Strasbourg, France

We have been Golden Software clients for 35 years and have never been disappointed. For us, it’s the premier data presentation package.

Felicia Bechtel
Senior Geophysical Advisor

I’ve used Surfer for many years. It helps me tell my data’s story which allows me to clearly communicate important information with clients.

Richard Koehler, PhD
PH Founder, Visual Data Analytics, LLC

The wide variety and functionality of the interpolation/extrapolation algorithms, as well as the geostatistical functionality, is simply awesome!

Grant van Heerden, MAIG
Mine Geotechnical Engineer / Engineering Geologist

As an author, I make beautiful maps of the ground surface from LiDAR data. Surfer allows me to tease out subtle features. It is a delight to use and the tools are there, no matter what function I wish to apply.

Peter Hatherly

Golden Software products are the most intuitive of any software I've ever used.

Anna Klene, PhD

Surfer is the best GIS software I have ever used…better than AutoCAD and ArcGIS … I love it!

Liliana Cecan, PhD, PE
Senior Project Manager

Surfer appears to have been designed by people who really understand what scientists like myself want to do. This allows me to look at data and ask questions without being concerned at the technicalities of how to load, manipulate and map data.

Barry Gardiner
Senior Scientist

Utilize Surfer’s extensive modeling tools to display your data the way it deserves.