2D & 3D mapping, modeling & analysis software for Windows PC



  -  194 MB  -  Trial
  • Latest Version

    Surfer 26.1 LATEST

  • Review by

    Sophia Jones

  • Operating System

    Windows 7 / Windows 7 64 / Windows 8 / Windows 8 64 / Windows 10 / Windows 10 64 / Windows 11

  • User Rating

    Click to vote
  • Author / Product

    Golden Software / External Link

  • Filename


Surfer is a contouring and 3D surface mapping software and powerful scientific data mapping, modeling, and analysis feature to better understand your data. You work hard gathering your data. Don’t settle for subpar visualization. Utilize the app’s extensive modeling tools to display your data the way it deserves while maintaining accuracy and precision. Clearly communicate information with Surfer for Windows. Discover the depths of your data with the tool’s numerous analysis tools. 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 for PC quickly transforms your data into knowledge.

Communicate your hard-earned findings with confidence. Whether it is for your project manager, thesis advisor, or client, the tool facilitates a complete and thorough understanding of data. The software has withstood the tests of time. See for yourself why thousands of scientists and engineers across the globe trust the program to display their data.

Features and Highlights

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

Model Data in Multi-Dimensions
Gain deeper insights into your data when viewed in three-dimensional space. The software’s 3D viewer makes it easy to model, analyze, and understand all aspects of your data. Switching between the app’s 2D and 3D perspectives ensures you discover all of your data’s patterns and trends.

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

Streamlined Workflows
You will be up and running in a matter of minutes. The tool’s user interface was designed to take the guesswork out of learning a new program. We worked hard to streamline workflows so you don’t have to.

Enhance Maps & Models
The software gives you the tools to visualize and model all types of data, but it doesn’t stop there. The app’s extensive customization options allow you to convey complex ideas in an easy to understand manner. Enhance your maps and models with a variety of customizations options.

Full Grid Control
The app 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.

Edit Contours
Edit contour lines down to the finest detail. The software’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.

Grid Data with Certainty
Have complete confidence in the accuracy of your model. The tool 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!

Make Meaningful Decisions
Get answers to your questions with the program’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.

Immediate Access to Online Data
An abundance of data is at your fingertips waiting to be visualized. The tool 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. The app makes it easy to access the surplus of online data.

Work Seamlessly with all Coordinate Systems
Your job is to transform data into valuable visualizations. The software’s job is to make it easy for you. The product effortlessly manages unreferenced data and data projected in different/multiple coordinate systems. It really is that easy.

Complete Compatibility
Seamlessly visualize and analyze data from multiple sources. The tool natively reads numerous file-formats including SHP, DXF, and XLSX. The program also supports all popular export formats. An extensive set of data management tools are at your disposal for complete compatibility.

Collaborate with Confidence
Quickly share your work with colleagues, stakeholders, and clients. The app models are ready for printed publication with high-quality export formats including 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.

Note: 13 days trial version.

  • Surfer 26.1 Screenshots

    The images below have been resized. Click on them to view the screenshots in full size.

    Surfer 26.1 Screenshot 1
  • Surfer 26.1 Screenshot 2
  • Surfer 26.1 Screenshot 3
  • Surfer 26.1 Screenshot 4
  • Surfer 26.1 Screenshot 5

What's new in this version:

Surfer 26.1
- 3D View: 3D Grid: Clipping Plane
- 3D View: 3D Grid: Image slices
- 3D View: 3D Grids: delete layers/models created from Add to 3D Grid
- 3D View: 3D PDF Export: export objects to Model Tree in groups and use layer/group name from 3D view
- 3D View: 3D PDF/VRML Export: export axis titles and grid lines
- 3D View: create context menu
- 3D View: Z axis: show labels by default
- Attributes: edit or delete attributes in Properties for non-layer objects
- Drillhole Manager: reload data source from new location
- Drillhole Manager: Save imported data as a single table data file, multi-sheet XLSX file, or an XYZC data file
- Print: Save As PDF option
- Stretch: Color scale: update Height/Width/Margin when drag selection handles to resize, and do not stretch text
- Stretch: Scale bar: update Height when drag selection handles to resize, and do not stretch text
- Stretch: Symbols: do not stretch text or text labels when map or object is stretched
- Stretch: Text: do not stretch symbols if resize map

- Coordinate Conversion: text objects really stretched and unreadable after changing Y
- Crash when adding intervals to drillholes
- Crash when creating an alpha shape
- Crash with adding more drillhole data and click 'Add All Fields'
- Drillhole layer: Drillhole paths load incorrectly initially in previous versions
- Exporting post map to an image file with high pixel count causes line of blank pixels
- Internal Error when exporting a vector (BLN, PDFv) file