Display your projected map and with a
click of a button, add latitude and longitude graticule lines directly on your
map! You can also create a grid in different units, allowing you to project your
map in one coordinate system (e.g. UTM) and display the grid in different units,
such as feet.
Add latitude and
longitude graticule lines over your projected
Add viewshed layers to your map to display the
visible or invisible areas from a specific XY point location. Change the
transmitter coordinates, the sweep angle and radius, the sampling distance, and
the drawing properties to create the best presentation.
visible from a specific XY location using the new viewshed map
Many more geoprocessing functions are
available for you to edit your vector geometry. Secure your desired
results by creating points at intersections, new polygons from existing
polygons, buffer polygons around objects at specified distances, and many more!
New vector editing tools include:
Intersection Points: creates points at all intersections of the selected
polylines and/or polygons.
Polyline at Intersection: breaks selected polylines at all intersections with
of Polygons: creates new polygons without overlapping areas.
Polygons: creates a new polygon from the overlapping section of selected
Polygons: creates a single polygon from multiple selected polygons.
creates a polygon around or within objects at a specified distance.
Create buffers around streams, roads, wells or any object at
specified distances to visualize offsets or
Base Map Objects
Access your data quickly! Query objects in any base layer
using the object attributes. The powerful new query tool makes searching and
filtering complicated base layers a snap.
objects in base layers. Objects that fulfill the query can be selected for
editing or removed from the current
Quickly and easily manage attributes for
base layer objects. Adding, deleting, and editing attributes is a breeze with
the new Property Manager functionality, and the new Attribute Table.
and edit the attribute and attribute values for all objects in a base layer at
the New Welcome Dialog
Hit the ground running with Surfer’s new welcome
dialog! Immediately create a new plot or worksheet window, or open the Tutorial.
Alternatively, select any of the project files in the Samples folder, the recent
files list, or in your project folder and open them immediately. As long as a
file was saved in Surfer 13 or higher, a preview of the SRF file is displayed
when the file is selected. You no longer have to wonder what each file contains
before opening it!
Select any Surfer 13 project file from theFileslist, and see a preview of the contents
of the file!
Latitude and Longitude Labels In Degree/Minute/Second Format
Improve the readability of your maps by
formatting latitude and longitude labels in degree minute second format! With
the numerous options, you are sure to find the format that best fits your
Format your Lat/Long labels in one of many different degree
minute second formats!
Image Maps with Hill Shading
Create a 3D look with your image maps by
including hill shading, which incorporates a light source into the image map
display. Save time and disk space by simply enabling this feature to create this
effect instead of (as previously) overlaying a shaded relief or 3D surface with
the image map.
Add hill shading to your image maps for a stunning 3D
Title to Your Color Scale Bar
Keep all your data together! Create a title
for the color scale bar, so it moves with the bar or helps identify which scale
bar is which when you have more than one.
Add a title to your color scale that moves with the scale
Display Date/Times in a Custom Date/Time Format
dates and times in the format you want! Customize the dates and times to show
the information in any format you wish.
Customize your date and time format to whatever
format is best for you! Choose between many different predefined
formats or create your own.
Experience the Improved WMS Connectivity for Downloading Online
Downloading online maps has never been
easier! The WMS functionality has been greatly improved to streamline the
process and get you the imagery you need. You can even download the images as
grids for grid-based maps! Some improvements include:
for SSL servers
for proxy servers
drop items in the Data Source list
top-level data source category
for servers that offer images in other coordinate systems
the dialog with new look
for displaying nested servers and layers
Surfer’s improved WMS browser efficiently locates and
downloads high resolution images to use as base layers or other grid-based
Specify Units for Local Coordinate Systems
Define a local
system for your map and set the units for that system! It doesn’t have to be in
a geographic world system. The units could be millimeters on a microscope slide,
or centimeters for an archaeological excavation. Once the units are specified,
you can measure distances and areas and convert the units to another linear
the local units for your layers and convert the map to other
the Z Range of Gridded Data
the grid file you need! Don’t allow the gridding method to extrapolate the grid
Z values beyond the Z range you know it should be. Choose to limit the Z range
in the grid to the Z value extents of the source data, or choose to enter a
custom value for the min and max Z value.
the Z range of the grid file being created!
ECW and SID files Without Resampling or Extract a Region
large image files in ECW and SID formats is more powerful than ever. Keep the
original full resolution of the image upon import! Alternatively, don’t waste
time importing areas and information you don’t want. Choose to extract a portion
of the file upon import.
to select a small area of a large SID or ECW image to import into
Calculate Statistics on Range of Values in the Worksheet
to calculate statistics on data that contains ranges that you want to exclude?
Or, do you only want to calculate statistics on data inside a set range? Or do
you want to exclude a single value with or without a tolerance value? Now Surfer
makes this easy. Simply select the range you want and calculate the statistics
only on the data you need. Don't spend hours getting the data just right. Allow
Surfer to make it faster and more convenient.
statics on your data and choose to exclude a data value from the calculations,
such as the Surfer blanking value.
Changing Blanking Flag to 0 when Saving Digitized Data
digitizing and saving data to a BLN file, you have control whether to set the
blanking flag value in the BLN file to blank inside or outside the region.
to blank inside the region when digitizing data and saving to a BLN
Consecutively delete vertices when reshaping
vertices from your polylines and polygons is quick and easy. Simply hold the
DELETE key down and delete consecutive vertices.
a polyline or polygon and delete vertex after vertex by holding the delete key
Coordinate Systems to All Unreferenced Layers
with coordinate systems has never been easier. Now you can assign the same
coordinate system that the map is in to all unreferenced layers in the map. You
do not have to click on each layer to assign the same CS to each layer as that
of the map. For example, if you have 10 layers in a particular UTM system –
rather than setting the coordinate system individually for each layer, just set
the coordinate system for the map and click the Assign Now button! All the
layers will be automatically assigned the same system.
Assign Now to assign the selected coordinate system to all unreferenced layers
in the map.
for Coordinate Systems
can search for coordinate systems! Simply type in the name, part of the name, or
the EPSG number of the coordinate system you are looking for.
for the coordinate system to make finding the one you need quick and
Coordinate Systems and Datum
New Coordinate Systems
/ UTM zone 22S
Sri Lanka Grid
Sri Lanka Grid
and Improved Import Functions
is more compatible with the programs you use, including Google Earth, ArcGIS,
and ERDAS Imagine! Import KML/KMZ and ERDAS IMG file formats, or create maps
directly from a matrix of Z values. New and improved import options
matrix of uniform Z values as grid
SHP from ZIP files
SRTM data from ZIP file
and Improved Export Functions
the data you have in the format you need! Export to layered PDFs, XYZ text
files, or DXF files with drawing properties and Z values. New and improved
export options include:
DXF with Z values, drawing properties and render the marker symbols
vector data as an XYZ DAT file
vector PDF with map layers as layers in the PDF, and export with compression to
create a small file size
raster PDF with the page size
text objects to KML/KMZ as a label placemark
background transparency to TIF and GSI files
automation support now supports more of the new features and options that were
included in the user interface from the last few versions! New functions
supported under automation include:
a Profile object
coordinate systems for the layer and the map
hill shading property for the ImageLayer (previously ImageMap) object
level method for the ContourLayer object (simple, logarithmic, advanced), with
the corresponding level properties
Setting logarithmic scaling on the ColorMap object
grid spacing property
option to inflate grid outside convex hull
option to blank grid outside convex hull of data
title property for the Discrete and Continuous ColorScale object
LiDAR LAS import options
option to save in Surfer 11, 12 or 13 SRF format
empty base layer to the map
Preset for the ColorMap object
LabelFormat object to Date/Time format
CLS file for a ClassedPostMap object
creating multiple label sets
symbol color column
color method property
symbol colors property
import options when opening some grid files
group or base layer to add, move or delete objects
AddLayer command to add layers to existing maps