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Surfer 23

Explore the depths of your data.

Surfer è il software leader per la mappatura, la modellazione e l’analisi dati.
Permette di convertire i dati nei seguenti tipi di mappe: contour, 3D wireframe, vector, image, shaded relief, post, base.
La mappa può essere scelta tra quelle in archivio o creata miscelando gli elementi di diverse mappe; può essere poi personalizzata in tutti i suoi elementi al fine di arrivare al risultato desiderato.

Con Surfer la produzione di mappe di qualità è non è mai stata cosi veloce e semplice.


Visualize Data

You work hard gathering your data. Don’t settle for subpar visualization. Utilize Surfer’s extensive modeling tools to display your data the way it deserves while maintaining accuracy and precision. Clearly communicate information related to geology, hydrology, environmental, construction and more with Surfer.

Image courtesy of Alain Paillou, Amateur Astronomer

Analyze Data

Discover the depths of your data with Surfer’s numerous analysis tools, made specifically with engineers, geologists and researchers in mind. Adjust interpolation and gridding parameters, assess the spatial continuity of data with variograms, define faults and breaklines, or perform grid calculations such as volumes, transformations, smoothing, or filtering. Surfer quickly transforms your data into knowledge.

Communicate Results

Communicate your hard-earned findings with confidence. Whether it is for your project manager, thesis advisor, or client, Surfer facilitates a complete and thorough understanding of data for audiences in research, education or the industry at large.

Trusted Since 1983

Surfer has withstood the tests of time. See for yourself why thousands of scientists and engineers across the globe trust Surfer to display their data.

Surfer is actively used in the following industries:

  • Agriculture
  • Archaeology
  • Construction
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Environmental
  • Exploration
  • Geophysical
  • Geotechnical
  • Geothermal
  • GIS
  • Government
  • Maritime
  • Military
  • Mining
  • Mudlogging
  • Oil & Gas
  • Renewable Energy
  • UAV / UAS
  • Utilities
  • Water Resources

General Features

Create Professional Maps

Easily communicate both simple and complex spatial data. Surfer gives you the tools to create high-quality maps to clearly deliver your message to coworkers, clients, and stakeholders.

Surfer Map Types

  • Agriculture
  • Archaeology
  • Construction
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Environmental
  • Exploration
  • Geophysical
  • Geotechnical
  • Geothermal
  • GIS
  • Government
  • Maritime
  • Military

Model Data in Multi-Dimensions

Whether for education, research or industrial projects, gain deeper insights into your data when viewed in three-dimensional space. Surfer’s 3D viewer makes it easy to model, analyze, and understand all aspects of your data. Switching between Surfer’s 2D and 3D perspectives ensures you discover all of your data’s patterns and trends.

Achieve a 360⁰ Perspective

  • View point data, 3D polylines, 3D polygons, 3D polymeshes, and surfaces in true 3D space
  • Visualize drillhole data as points, intervals and paths
  • Digitize point locations and obtain XYZ coordinates
  • Rotate your map
  • Walk along the surface
  • Adjust the vertical exaggeration
  • Add X, Y or Z axes to gain a frame of reference
  • Create a color scale bar
  • Note the X, Y or Z position of the cursor in the status bar
  • Create and record fly-through videos to share with others
  • Export the model to a 3D PDF or VRML file
  • Export the model to an image file, like JPG, TIF or PNG
  • Copy the display and paste it into reports and presentations

LiDAR Point Clouds

LiDAR is an increasingly popular data collection method used within many fields including archaeology, surveying, GIS, and more. Use Surfer’s extensive LiDAR processing and visualization features to take advantage of all that LiDAR has to offer.

Surfer’s LiDAR Point Cloud Features

  • Create a point cloud from multiple LAS/LAZ files
  • Assign color by elevation, intensity, return number, or classification
  • Select points interactively or by criteria
  • Remove, reclassify or crop to selected points
  • Create a grid from the point cloud or export to LAS/LAZ
  • Visualize all aspects of the data in the 3D view

Surfer’s LAS/LAZ Filtering Options

  • Spatial filtering based on XY bounds or elevation data limits
  • Import every Nth point
  • Import only the desired Return type or Classification values
  • Import data with specified Source ID
  • Flag filters such as scan direction, edge of flight, or synthetic, key, and withheld points

Streamlined Workflows

You will be up and running in matter of minutes. Surfer’s user interface was designed to take the guesswork out of learning a new program for users in any industry, from hydrology to construction. We worked hard to streamline workflows so you don’t have to.

Surfer User Interface Features

  • Welcome dialog to get you started
  • Map wizard to quickly create maps and models
  • Customize ribbon and quick access toolbar
  • Dock or float all windows
  • Single window to view, edit, and manipulate the data and maps
  • Contents window to easily manage layers of maps and models
  • Properties window for quick feature editing
  • Worksheet window to view or edit raw data

Enhance Maps & Models

Surfer gives you the tools to visualize and model all types of data, but it doesn’t stop there. Surfer’s extensive customization options allow you to convey complex ideas in an easy to understand manner, whether applying for a grant, presenting to a class or sharing your findings with industry peers. Enhance your maps and models with a variety of customization options.

Surfer Customization Options

  • Add legends, cross sections, magnifiers, scale bars, and multiple axes
  • Include headers and footers
  • Apply linear or logarithmic color scales
  • Adjust tilt, rotation, and field of view angle
  • Edit all axis parameters
  • Include graticule lines or another grid
  • Add legends, cross sections, magnifiers, scale bars, and multiple axes
  • Include headers and footers
  • Apply linear or logarithmic color scales
  • Adjust tilt, rotation, and field of view angle
  • Edit all axis parameters
  • Include graticule lines or another grid

Full Grid Control

Surfer gives you extensive control over grid files. Create isopach maps for structural geology, calculate volumes for inventory management or derivatives for terrain analysis, and even create site suitability models all with grid files. Achieve a complete understanding of your underlying data.

Surfer Grid Features

  • Directly edit the underlying grid data
  • Calculate volume and area of grids
  • Create isopach and isochore grids
  • Add, subtract, multiply, and divide grids
  • Perform custom mathematical functions on grids
  • Calculate differential and integral operations or Fourier and spectral analysis
  • Convert areas to nodata
  • Project grids from one coordinate system to another
  • Mosaic multiple grids together seamlessly
  • Transform, offset, rescale, rotate, or mirror grids
  • Filter grids with high- and low-pass filters
  • Extract smaller areas from a grid
  • Subtract the Z in the grid from the original Z
  • Calculate the volume and areas between contours

Edit Contours

Edit contour lines down to the finest detail. Surfer’s grid editor lets you quickly adjust contour lines by interactively editing the underlying grid file. Brush, warp, smooth, push down or up, and erase grid nodes, and immediately see the changes to your grid-based maps.

  • Perform free-hand contour editing
  • Brush specific Z values across nodes
  • Smooth contours
  • Pull up or push down contours in specific areas
  • Warp contour lines
  • Erase parts of the contour map
  • Find the Z value at any XY point location

Grid Data with Certainty

Have complete confidence in the accuracy of your model. Surfer provides numerous interpolation methods to grid regularly or irregularly spaced data onto a grid or raster, and each interpolation method provides complete control over gridding parameters. Plus, no time is wasted with multithreaded gridding!

Surfer Gridding Methods

  • Kriging
  • CoKriging
  • Inverse Distance
  • Minimum Curvature
  • Natural Neighbor
  • Triangulation with Linear Interpolation
  • Nearest Neighbor
  • Local Polynomial
  • Polynomial Regression
  • Data Metrics
  • Radial Basis Function
  • Modified Shepard’s Method
  • Moving Average

Surfer Interpolation Features

  • Variogram models
  • Anisotropy
  • Kriging with external drift
  • Faults and breaklines
  • Control over search neighborhood size, shape, and constraints
  • Data filtering
  • Automatic data statistics
  • Create grid files directly from contour polylines
  • Grid to convex hull
  • Duplicate handling
  • Cross validation
  • Control over output geometry and resolution
  • Limit or clamp z-values

Make Meaningful Decisions

Get answers to your questions with Surfer’s geoprocessing tools. Process your data and analyze relationships. Narrow down areas of interest, highlight important intersections, or perform mathematical calculations on the underlying data to make informed decisions.

Surfer Geoprocessing Tools

  • View, create, edit and delete object attributes using the convenient Attribute Table
  • Calculate attribute values
  • Query objects based on attribute values
  • Perform Delaunay triangulation
  • Reshape, simplify, smooth polylines, polygons, and grids
  • Create polygons tightly around data points
  • Apply buffers around points, polylines, and polygons
  • Convert between polygons and polylines
  • Create polygons by combining existing polygons
  • Create points or polygons in intersecting areas
  • Connect or break polylines at specified locations
  • Combine and split islands
  • Georeference images
  • Crop images
  • Set a color in an image to be transparent

Surfer Symbology

  • Apply line, fill, and symbol properties based on attribute values
  • Display symbology in the legend
  • Select symbology based on unique values, unclassed colors and symbols, classed colors and symbols, and pie charts
  • Display proportions of various components with pie charts

Immediate Access to Online Data

An abundance of data is at your fingertips waiting to be visualized. Surfer gives you immediate access to worldwide aerial imagery, Open Street Map imagery, worldwide vector data, and terrain data. If you have your own favorite data servers or access to a private data server, include a custom link to that source for easy access. Surfer makes it easy to access the surplus of online data.

Supported server types:

  • Web mapping server (WMS)
  • Open Street Map server (OSM)
  • Web coverage server (WCS)
  • Web feature server (WFS)

Work Seamlessly with all Coordinate Systems

Your job is to transform data into valuable visualizations. Surfer’s job is to make it easy for you. Surfer effortlessly manages unreferenced data and data projected in different/multiple coordinate systems. It really is that easy.

Surfer Coordinate System Features

  • Over 2500 predefined coordinate systems
  • Create custom coordinate systems
  • Search coordinate systems by name or EPSG number
  • Reproject coordinate systems
  • Over 80 ellipsoids
  • Over 45 predefined linear units
  • Create custom linear units
  • Add graticule or grid lines to view different coordinate systems on a map

Collaborate with Confidence

Quickly share your work with colleagues, stakeholders, and clients in geology, hydrology, construction and beyond. Surfer models are ready for printed publication with the high quality export formats including PDF, 3D PDF, or TIF. Alternatively, share your work online with web compatible formats like JPG or PNG. If you are preparing for a presentation, simply copy and paste your map or model into presentation tools such as Microsoft PowerPoint or Word.

PDF snippet courtesy of Alecos Demetriades, Institute of Geology and Mineral Exploration.
Demetriades, A., 2011. The Lavrion urban geochemistry study, Hellas. Chapter 25 In: C.C. Johnson, A. Demetriades, J. Locutura & R.T. Ottesen (Editors), Mapping the chemical environment of urban areas. Wiley-Blackwell, John Wiley & Sons Ltd., Chichester, U.K., 424-456.

Work Smart, Not Hard with Automation

Don’t waste time doing the same process over and over. Create scripts to automate repetitive or recurring tasks. Surfer can be called from any automation-compatible programming languages such as C , Python, or Perl. Surfer also ships with Scripter, a built-in Visual Basic compatible scripting tool.

Save time with automation, and save even more time by reviewing the extensive set of sample scripts in the Surfer Automation Knowledge Base!

What’s New In Surfer 23?

There are several new features in the latest release of Surfer! The top new features are listed below. A more complete list of the new features can be found on the Surfer Version History page.

Top Features in Surfer’s Latest Release

Improved 3D Surface Maps

New methods have been added to show the base on 3D surface layers. You can now select three different Z value settings to define to what Z value the base is shown. Previously, the base for the 3D surface layer filled the sides from the surface down to the minimum Z value of the grid file. Now you can select to show the base from the surface down to the minimum Z value in the map, to the minimum Z value in the grid, or to any Z value that you specify.

Fill the sides of a 3D surface map down to 0, or any custom Z value

Digitize in 3D

Before this new release, you could digitize your XY coordinates in 2D maps. Many of you use this feature to create blanking data. You can now perform the same type of digitization of data in the 3D view. 3D digitization collects XY and Z coordinates. Although you can use this new feature in a variety of functions, one function could be to obtain the XYZ coordinates of specific spot locations on a surface or points on subsurface drillhole paths.

This new feature works well with our new drillhole map. For example, when viewed in 3D, you can digitize specific locations at depth on each drillhole (e.g. the top of a unit or stratigraphic layer, determined by your displayed drillhole data). You can then go back to the 2D plot view, grid the digitized XYZ data, and add a contour layer from grid file to the existing drillhole map. The new surface will also be displayed in the 3D view with the drillhole paths!

Digitize XYZ data by clicking on spot locations in the 3D View

New Frames for Color Scale Bars and Map Scale Bars

We have added two important enhancements to the visual appeal and aesthetics of maps that you need to present to clients or peers. You can now add and customize a frame around color scale bars and map scale bars. You can set the margin between the frame and text in the scale bars and you can define its fill and line properties. This is very useful when overlaying the color or map scale bar on top of a filled map, such as an aerial photograph.

Create a frame around your color scale and map scale bars, and specify the frame shape, fill and line properties

More Help with Color Scale Bars

We know that many of you often build maps that have several layers and thus have several color scale bars. A new enhancement makes it easy for you to identify which layer a color scale bar belongs to. In the Contents window, click on one of the color scales and the name of the layer it is linked to is displayed in the Properties window.

Identify the layer a color scale is linked to in the color scale properties

Manage Warning Messages and Warning Default Behavior

Because of Surfer’s flexibility, the application warns you when changes you make to maps may create unintended consequences. For example, Surfer issues a warning when adding new layers to maps when the added layers have data outside the current map limits. You are asked if you would like to adjust the map limits to include all the data, or keep the limits as they are. These warnings give you the option of cancelling out of the change or accepting the change and continuing.

Some of you perform routine tasks that trigger these types of warnings repeatedly, always with the same response. To save you time and headache, we have made several of these warnings optional. You can either choose not to show the warnings in the future directly in the warning itself, or you can use the File | Options command and control whether to display the warnings or not, or specify the default action to take.

Control the display of five different warnings in Surfer

Save a Grid as a GeoTIFF

You could always export a map as an image TIFF, but now you can save a grid in GeoTIFF format, so that the Z values are saved to the TIFF file instead of colors for an image. Anywhere you can save a grid, you can select to save it in the TIFF Image as Grid format.

Save a raster grid file in GeoTIFF format

Enhancements to the Map Wizard

The Map Wizard has some new wizardry! We have added Point Cloud and Peaks and Depressions maps to the available map types you can create. These enhancements work the same way as creating other map types from the Map Wizard, simply select the Home | Wizard | Map Wizard command, select your data or grid file and click Next. Select the map types you want to create! Note that you can only select Point Cloud map type if you selected a LiDAR LAS or LAZ file in the previous step, and then selected to load it as a point cloud.

Create point cloud maps and peaks and depressions maps in the Map Wizard

Quick access to Grid Info

We created a quick way to access commonly used grid information, by including this information on the Info property page for any grid-based layer. These new Info page contains information about a grid file itself, its XY geometry, and some Z statistical information.  

The Info properties page is a quick way to see information for any grid in the plot window or the active grid in the Grid Editor. Simply click on a grid layer and select the Info properties page to view the information. You can even click the Copy button to copy and then paste this information into the plot window, or another application.

Select any grid-based layer, and get a quick view of the properties of the grid on the Info page

System Requirements

Surfer’s system requirements are listed below.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Windows 7, 8 (excluding RT), 10 or higher
  • 32-bit and 64-bit operation system support
  • 1024×768 or higher monitor resolution with minimum 16-bit color depth
  • At least 500 MB free hard disk space
  • At least 512 MB RAM

Optimal Settings

Gridding, contouring, and color relief operations, all of which are heavily computational, are processor reliant and are multi-threaded. In Surfer, you will find a setting at File | Options | General | Max number of processors to use. It should be set to use all cores.
For gridding and contouring operations, CPU performance is important. The more cores the better.
When working consistently with very large data files, more RAM is important.
​Turning off auto recovery can help performance in some cases. It is OFF by default, but it can be enabled at File | Options | General | Save auto recovery information.