Golden Software has released Surfer 11, a powerful, user-friendly software package which accurately transforms data into presentation-ready maps. This latest version of the gridding and contour mapping software offers 12 different gridding methods, including Kriging with variograms, to convert irregularly spaced XYZ data into a uniform grid. Users can also display a grid or digital elevation model in one of eight fully customisable 2D and 3D map types: contour, watershed, image, shaded relief, 1-grid and 2-grid vector, 3D wireframe and 3D surface maps.
In version 11, users can now load a grid file to create a watershed map and display catchment basins and stream lines based on the Z data in the grid file. Users also have the ability to load features into Surfer with attributes, label the features with the attributes, edit the attributes, and export the feature and attribute information together to a new file. Further upgrades such as automatic profiles, interactively measuring distance and area, and locking the position of an item on the page, have been included.
Surfer 11 operates in a Microsoft Windows environment with Windows XP SP2 or higher, Vista, 7, or higher.