Golden Software improves Surfer file handling for faster mapping
Information form Golden Software
Golden Software, a developer of 2D and 3D scientific modelling packages, has improved mapping in the latest version of its Surfer gridding, contouring, and 3D surface mapping product.
Users can now automatically create maps and even contours from grid and data files by opening the file or dragging a file into the Surfer window. Multiple files can be open simultaneously as individual maps or each as a separate layer in an existing map.
Contouring has been multi-threaded, so generating contour maps from large detailed grids is faster than before. Maps can also be resized by dragging their corners; the map scale and scale bar will update automatically and proportionately.
A grid layer can be converted from one type to another, e.g. a contour map to a 3D surface map. The 3D view in Surfer can be exported as a 3D PDF file, allowing users to share their 3D projects with others who may not have access to the software.
Attribute data can be used in base layers to create pie charts, displaying the proportions of various components. Additionally, the diameter of the pies can be fixed or proportionally sized relative to the total value of the data.
The Data Exclusion Filter lets users choose which data points to display in a post map using. Any criteria can be used to filter the data in a post map and exclude points.