|Headquarters||809 14th Street, Golden, Colorado, USA 80401|
|Patrick Madison, (President)
Dan Smith, (Lead Developer)
|Slogan||Great Software Since 1983!|
Patrick Madison, a CSM computer science instructor, and Dan Smith, a graduate student, began a partnership in 1983 with the development of a printer interface language that took advantage of the full resolution available to dot-matrix printers.
Their first commercial program, PlotCall, transformed plotter instructions into dot-matrix instructions compatible with over 20 commercial printers. This opened the computer graphing and mapping market to the wider arena of users with inexpensive commercial printers.
In 1990 it released its first Windows program: MapViewer. Their next product, Didger was released in 1996.
Their most recent programs, Strater and Voxler began shipping in 2004 and 2006.
- PlotCall a DOS graphics-printing program
- Surfer, a surface- and contour-mapping program
- Grapher, a plotting application
- MapViewer, a georeferencing cartography program
- Didger, a georeferencing, map and log digitizing, and coordinate-conversion package
- Strater, a well and borehole logging application
- Voxler, a 3D volumetric modeling and analysis program
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Golden Software Surfer Surfer® is a data contouring program that produces 2D plots from 3D scattered data. It can implement a variety of data gridding and filtering algorithms, and it can display contour maps, colored maps, shaded relief maps and 3D surfaces.