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Golden Software Enhances Grid Displays and Data Coordinate Conversion in Latest Surfer Surface Mapping Package

By Eric Van Rees - 15th September 2022 - 07:01

Golden Software, a developer of affordable 2D and 3D scientific modeling packages, has upgraded its Surfer gridding, contouring, and 3D surface mapping package with improved grid display and data coordinate conversion options.

Golden Software has made the following enhancements in the latest Surfer version:

Coordinate Conversion for Base Layers – Users can specify mathematical calculations or simple georeferencing operations to reposition or convert the coordinates of vector base layers (e.g., from DXF, SHP, or XLSX files). This allows users to convert vector files from unknown local systems into referenced systems, such as Lat/Long, UTM, or State Plane Coordinate System, or to shift base layers in any direction, making it easier to overlay the vector data with other map layers or to use the converted data to create a grid file.

View Base and Post Layers in Grid Editor – Edit a grid from the plot window, and when the grid opens in the Grid Editor, any post or base layers in the map are also displayed in the Grid Editor. Users can easily edit the grid relative to background imagery, control points, coastlines, buildings, roads, or other objects in a background map or overlay.

Disperse Labels Command – Users can automatically avoid colliding labels in a base, post, or drillhole layer with a single click by dispersing the object labels so they don’t overlap one another, making the map easier to read.

Leader Lines – To ensure the labeled map is easy to understand, users can turn on Leader Lines that connect custom placed labels with the point, polygon, or other object to which they belong in base and drillhole layers.

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