Pearl anniversary for Golden

Golden Software has celebrated its 30th anniversary developing 2D and 3D scientific mapping and graphing packages.

To celebrate, all online orders placed during the month of March will receive a 30 per cent discount – and, from April until December, all online orders are automatically entered in a draw, with a monthly winner being reimbursed for their entire order.

Golden Software has been located in Golden, Colorado since it was founded in 1983. It was the brainchild of Dan Smith, a graduate student in the Mining Department at the Colorado School of Mines, and of Patrick Madison, a CSM computer science instructor. At that time, personal computers were new and their applications were limited. Mapping applications required mainframe computers and pen plotters.

As hardware and software technology improved, Golden Software's products evolved. In 1985, Surfer was the company's first program to take advantage of technological advances. Grapher followed in 1986 and provided users with graphing capabilities previously limited to manual methods. MapViewer was introduced in 1990, Didger in 1996, Strater in 2004, and Voxler in 2006.

Golden Software is a leading provider of scientific graphics software. Customers include researchers in mining, engineering, and medicine, as well as thousands of applied scientists and engineers. The company has sold some 250,000 software licenses and its products are in use in 185 countries.

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