Training Classes

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Essential Skills
  • January 8, 2020
Intermediate Skills
  • January 15, 2020
Advanced Skills
  • January 22, 2020
Comprehensive Skills

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In the meantime, contact us for a recording of the class.

Comprehensive Skills

Stay tuned for more info on future training!

In the meantime, contact us for a recording of the class.

Comprehensive Skills

Stay tuned for more info on future training!

In the meantime, contact us for a recording of the class.

Get the most out of Surfer, Grapher, Voxler, and Strater with custom instructor-led online training sessions. Our training team will hand-craft the training content to meet your specific needs and schedule. Contact us to schedule a custom training class for you or your team.

Surfer Essential Skills Training: January 8, 2020

Join Golden Software and fellow Surfer users at the upcoming, hands-on Surfer Training Class. This class will dive into a wide variety of Surfer features and functionality. Participants will be given a brief introduction to Surfer then learn about topics ranging from preparing and customizing base maps to gridding and contouring data. By the end of the class, participants will have a solid understanding of the features and functionality available in Surfer.

This class is intended for users who want to better understand Surfer's core features and functionality. This will be an interactive class. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and discuss workflows throughout the duration of the class. Participants who complete the full training class will be given a Certificate of Completion.

Class Logistics
When

January 8, 2020

10am to 3pm Mountain Time

*Can't wait? Purchase the recording to watch at your own pace!

Course Outline

  1. Getting to Know Surfer
    1. User Interface
    2. Window Types
  2. Creating maps with XY points 
    1. Post (Well) Maps
    2. Base from Data Maps
  3. Editing Raster (image) and Vector Base Maps
    1. Georeferencing Imagery (Assigning coordinates)
    2. Downloading data from online sources
    3. Feature editing functions (Vector editing)
    4. Managing attributes
    5. Querying base layer objects
  4. Interpolating Data (Gridding Data)
    1. Overview of the gridding methods
    2. The Grid Data dialog: the Gridding Control Center
    3. Creating Raster Files
    4. Validating, limiting, transforming, and resizing raster data
  5. Contour Maps
    1. Customizing contour levels
    2. Customizing contour labels
      1. Label orientation
      2. Adding, removing, and moving labels
    3. Editing contour lines
    4. Customizing the Map Using the Colormap Editor
    5. Exporting Contours
Where This training class will be held online from the comfort of your own computer.
Materials This will be an interactive class. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and discuss workflows throughout the duration of the class. Those who complete the full training class will be given a Certificate of Completion.

Additionally, participants will receive:

  • Training class manual in PDF format.
  • Web URL to access the online training class.
  • Download the free fully-functioning two week trial of Surfer here.

 *This information will be sent out the week of the class.

Price

$250 per participant
$125 for active maintenance users


Students: inquire about $75 student pricing!

Questions? training@goldensoftware.com
Read our Cancellation Policy

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Surfer Intermediate Skills Training: January 15, 2020

This class will focus on building on skills reviewed in Essential Skills, however, it is not a requirement of participants to have taken the first class. Drew Dudley will lead participants on an in-depth review of Surfer covering topics from understanding coordinate systems to map enhancements.

This will be an interactive class. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and discuss workflows throughout the duration of the class. Participants who complete the full training class will be given a Certificate of Completion.

Class Logistics
When

January 15, 2020

10am to 3pm Mountain Time

*Can't wait? Purchase the recording and watch at your own pace!

Course Outline
  1. 3D Surface Maps
    1. Creating and enhancing 3D surface maps
    2. Working with multiple 3D Surface Layers
    3. Creating 3D block diagrams
  2. Coordinate Systems 101
    1. Why use coordinate systems
    2. Assigning coordinate systems
    3. Exporting maps in the desired coordinate system
    4. Converting the coordinates of the raster grid, data or map
      1. Converting grids from linear XY units to other linear XY units
      2. Reprojecting grids to a new system
      3. Reprojecting data to a new system
  3. Map Design: Finishing Touches for Professional Maps
    1. Overlaying and stacking maps
    2. Adding graticule lines, profiles, and viewsheds
    3. Adding scale bars, legends, and other custom fields
    4. Setting the Extent in Surfer
    5. Exporting Maps
  4. Slicing Through Raster Grid Layers with Cross Sections
    1. Using the Slice command
    2. Using the Profile command
Where This training class will be held online from the comfort of your own computer.
Materials This will be an interactive class. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and discuss workflows throughout the duration of the class. Those who complete the full training class will be given a Certificate of Completion.

Additionally, participants will receive:

  • Training class manual in PDF format.
  • Web URL to access the online training class.
  • Download the free fully-functioning two week trial of Surfer here.

 *This information will be sent out the week of the class.

Price

$250 per participant
$125 for active maintenance users


Students: inquire about $75 student pricing!

Questions? training@goldensoftware.com
Read our Cancellation Policy

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Surfer Advanced Skills: January 22, 2020

This class will focus on building on skills reviewed in Essential and Intermediate Skills, however, it is not a requirement of participants to have taken the first classes. Drew Dudley will lead participants on an in-depth review of Surfer covering topics from applications for grid math to real world workflows.

This will be an interactive class. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and discuss workflows throughout the duration of the class. Participants who complete the full training class will be given a Certificate of Completion.

Class Logistics
When

January 22, 2020

10am to 3pm Mountain Time

*Can't make it? Purchase the recording and watch at your own pace!

Course Outline
  1. Raster Grid Operations: Grid Mosaic
    1. Grid Mosaic: Combining grids
    2. Changing grid geometry
  2. Raster Grid Operations: Grid Math
    1. Converting Z units
    2. Limiting the Z range
    3. Eliminating negative values
    4. Reversing Z axis
  3. Raster Grid Operations: Assign No Data
    1. Removing the data outside a polygon area
    2. Removing the data inside and outside of multiple polygons
  4. Raster Grid Operations: Grid Volume
    1. Calculating volume and/or area between two grids
    2. Calculating volume and/or area between contour lines
    3. Calculating volumes inside an irregular polygon
  5. Real World Workflow Examples
    1. Terrain analysis
      1. Creating slope map
      2. Gridding and Mapping bathymetric data
    2. Posting grid values on a map
    3. Specifying a ratio scale
    4. Working with LiDAR Data
      1. Creating a point cloud
      2. LiDAR filtering
      3. Extracting data from a point cloud
      4. Constructing a 3D model
Where This training class will be held online from the comfort of your own computer.
Materials This will be an interactive class. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and discuss workflows throughout the duration of the class. Those who complete the full training class will be given a Certificate of Completion.

Additionally, participants will receive:

  • Training class manual in PDF format.
  • Web URL to access the online training class.
  • Download the free fully-functioning two week trial of Surfer here.

 *This information will be sent out the week of the class.

Price

$250 per participant
$125 for active maintenance users



Students: inquire about $75 student pricing!

Questions? training@goldensoftware.com
Read our Cancellation Policy

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Grapher Comprehensive Skills:  Stay tuned for updates

Take your Grapher skills to the next level when you attend our online course that details the ins and outs of Grapher's core features. You will learn the best ways to transform your hard earned data into knowledge!

This will be an interactive class. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and discuss workflows throughout the duration of the class. Participants who complete the full training class will be given a Certificate of Completion.

Class Logistics
When

Stay tuned for updates!

In the meantime, contact us for the recording and watch at your own pace!

Course Outline
  1. Introduction to Grapher
    1. User interface review
    2. Project file format comparison
  2. Create and modify a simple graph
  3. Modify plot properties
    1. Clip a plot
    2. Add error bars
    3. Include labels
    4. Customize line, fill, and symbol properties
  4. Fit curves 101
    1. Add a fit curve
    2. Customize the fit curve properties
    3. Fit curves and statistics
  5. Customize graphs
    1. Include graph magnifiers
    2. Add and customize legends
    3. Add multiple plots to the graph
    4. Change axes properties to date/time
  6. Bar Charts and Histograms
    1. Set up the data
    2. Create Vertical, Horizontal, and Floating Bar Charts
    3. Stacked and Grouped Bar Charts
    4. Create Cumulative Histograms
  7. Automate the graph creation process
    1. Intro to the script recorder
    2. Record and run scripts
  8. Run through a real-life example
Where This training class is available from the comfort of your own computer.
Materials This will be an interactive class. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and discuss workflows throughout the duration of the class. Those who complete the full training class will be given a Certificate of Completion.

Additionally, participants will receive:

  • Training class manual in PDF format.
  • Web URL to access the online training class.
  • Download the free fully-functioning two week trial of Grapher here.

 *This information will be sent out the week of the class.

Questions? training@goldensoftware.com
Read our Cancellation Policy

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Voxler Comprehensive Skills: Stay tuned for updates

This class will cover the core features and functionality of Voxler, our 3D geologic and scientific modeling software program. Participants will be given a brief introduction to Voxler then learn best practices for importing 3D data, how to create different models, and ways to enhance the display with maps, cross sections, and other customization features.

This will be an interactive class. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and discuss workflows throughout the duration of the class. Participants who complete the full training class will be given a Certificate of Completion.

Class Logistics
When

Stay tuned for updates!

In the meantime, contact us for the recording and watch at your own pace!

Course Outline
  1. Introduction to Voxler
    1. User Interface
    2. Window Types
  2. Module Types
    1. Data Modules
    2. Computational module
    3. Graphic Output Modules
  3. Import Data
  4. Grid Data
  5. Render Data using Graphics Display Modules and Change Properties
  6. Create Wells
  7. Workflow examples
    1. Drape Vector and Image Data on 3D Surfaces
    2. Create Contamination Plumes
    3. Calculate Volumes
    4. Extract Data from Wells
  8. Participant Exercise
  9. Wrap Up
Where

This training class is available from the comfort of your own computer.

Materials This will be an interactive class. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and discuss workflows throughout the duration of the class. Those who complete the full training class will be given a Certificate of Completion.

Additionally, participants will receive:

  • Time limited copy of Voxler 4 to be installed on the participant's machine prior to the training class.
  • Training class manual in PDF format.
  • Web URL to access the online training class.

*This information will be sent out the week of the class.

Questions? training@goldensoftware.com
Read our Cancellation Policy

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Strater Comprehensive Skills: Upcoming Class - Stay tuned for updates

This class will cover the core features and functionality of Strater, our well log, borehole, and cross section plotting program. Participants will be given a brief introduction to Strater then learn best practices for importing subsurface data, how to create different logs, and ways to enhance the display with maps, cross sections, and other customization features.

This will be an interactive class. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and discuss workflows throughout the duration of the class. Participants who complete the full training class will be given a Certificate of Completion.

Class Logistics
When

Stay tuned for updates!

In the meantime, contact us for the recording and watch at your own pace!

Course Outline
    1. Introduction
    2. Tables
      1. Collars
      2. Depth
      3. Interval
      4. Lithology
      5. Well construction
      6. Survey
      7. Text item
      8. Project settings
    3. Log Types
      1. Depth
      2. Line/symbol
      3. Raster
      4. Crossplot
      5. Zone bar
      6. Bar
      7. Percentage
      8. Tadpole
      9. Post
      10. Classed post
      11. Complex text
      12. Graphic
      13. Lithology
      14. Well construction
      15. Function
    4. Scheme editor
    5. Map view
    6. Cross sections
    7. Adding additional features to the plot
Where This training class will be held online from the comfort of your own computer.
Materials This will be an interactive class. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and discuss workflows throughout the duration of the class. Those who complete the full training class will be given a Certificate of Completion.

Additionally, participants will receive:

  • Time limited copy of Strater 5 to be installed on the participant's machine prior to the training class.
  • Training class manual in PDF format.
  • Web URL to access the online training class.

*This information will be sent out the week of the class.

Questions? training@goldensoftware.com
Read our Cancellation Policy

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Cancellation Policy

Should Golden Software, LLC cancel the training class for any reason, your cost to register will be refunded in full within 30 days of the cancellation. For on-site training classes, Golden Software is not responsible for any other expenses including, but not limited to, airline tickets fees, hotel cancellation fees, car rental fees.

Should the registrant not be able to attend the training session, 100% of your cost to register will be refunded if Golden Software is notified in writing at least 30 days prior to the training. 50% of your registration cost will be refunded if Golden Software is notified in writing at least 14 days prior to the training. No refund will be provided for cancellations within 14 days of the training or for registrants who fail to show up on the day of training. Send cancellation notice to training@goldensoftware.com.

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