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Golden Software Surfer

  • Golden Software Surfer
Golden Software
809 14th Street
80401 Golden
United States of America

Specifications

  • Year of introduction
    1985
  • Year of last update
    2016
  • Supported hardware
    printer
  • Supported operation system
    Windows
  • Main GIS category
    Desktop GIS
  • Type of data storage
    File
  • Native storage format
    SRF
  • Input formats
    Dwg, Shape, KML, GeoTiff, ECW, SID, Jpg, Others
  • Export formats
    Dxf, Shape, KML, GeoTiff, ECW, Jpg, Others
  • GML version
    n/a
  • Compression
    Y
  • Security options for access
    N
  • Search on file content
    Y
  • Version management
    Y
  • Spatial reference system
    From data source, Manual georeferencing
  • Lines
    Line segment, Polyline, Multiline, B-spline
  • Points
    Point, Symbol, Others
  • Surfaces
    Polygon, Circle, Multipolygon, Others
  • Raster
    Reference
  • Positioning by coördinates
    Y
  • Positioning by snapping
    Y
  • Positioning in relation to other element
  • Select
    Select by administrative attributes, Spatial selection, Multiple select, Others
  • Remove
  • Graphic transformations
    Scale, Copy, Move, Rotate, Mirror, Align, Stretch, Drag and drop
  • Coordinate transformations
    yes, on the fly
  • Mosaicing
    yes
  • Generalization
    yes
  • Merge
    Map layers
  • Clip
    Y
  • Buffer
    Point buffer, Line buffer, Polygon buffer, Multiple buffers
  • Overlay operations
    Intersection, Union, Symmetrical difference, Difference, Spatial join
  • Types
    Color, Pattern, Hatch
  • Change view
  • Temporal
    no
  • Thematic mapping
    Proportional symbol map, Contour map
  • License or freeware
    License
  • Training
    Y
  • Main users
    Geoscientists, hydrologists, engineers, geologists, archeologists, oceanographers, biologists, foresters, geophysicists, medical researchers, climatologists
  • Main applications
    Surfer is used extensively for terrain modeling, landscape visualization, surface analysis, gridding, volumetrics, 2D map generation, and much more
  • Extensions
    none
  • Related products
    Voxler, Strater, Grapher, MapViewer, Global Mapper, ArcGIS, ArcMap, QGIS, Oasis Montaj
  • Distinguishable features
    Easy-to-use interface, affordable, publication-quality maps
  • Web standards
    WMS
  • Spatial database management systems
    None
  • Messaging protocols
    None
  • Publish standards
    KML
  • Extensions
    Macro
  • Available API’s
    none
  • Metadata
    Creation

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