Vendor: Golden Software.

Supported Operating Systems:  Microsoft Windows, only.

General Description: Golden Software describes Surfer as “a contouring and 3D surface mapping program that runs under Microsoft Windows. It quickly and easily converts your data into outstanding contour, surface, wireframe, vector, image, shaded relief, and post maps. Virtually all aspects of your maps can be customized to produce exactly the presentation you want. Producing publication quality maps has never been quicker or easier.”

Availability: This product is installed in all ITS-managed Windows labs.

Scope of License: Campus-wide educational site license, available for installation on Mines-owned and campus-located machines for use by faculty, staff and students performing academic work. Use in funded research requires a purchased license. ITS does not have any licenses available for personal installation.

Method for Obtaining: If you need Surfer installed on a Mines-owned machine, please submit a request for installation to the Mines Help Center. If you need Surfer installed on a personal or non-Mines owned machine, please contact Golden Software directly.  Members of the Mines community may get a discount, so please identify yourself as Mines-affiliated and be prepared to show your Blaster Card, if asked.

Cost to Qualified Mines End-Users:  ITS does not currently charge for use of this license in supported labs and classrooms.

Documentation:  Available at Golden Software’s Surfer FAQ web-site.

In case of difficulties running the software in a Mines ITS managed lab:  Contact ITS via the Mines Help Center. We want the program to be properly installed, licensed and functioning. If you have questions about the use of the program, please contact your instructor, TA or lab manager.