RockWare, Inc.

RockWorks Workshop 2018


This is a classroom workshop designed for beginning, intermediate, and advanced users of RockWorks. All industries are welcome; applications for civil engineering, environmental, mining and petroleum industries will be discussed.

Event Type:
Workshops/Training Courses
May 23-24, 2018
Golden , CO , USA

Join RockWare in Golden for a FREE (yes, free) two-day short course covering RockWorks17.

Join RockWare in Golden for a one-day hands-on training workshop using the Surfer software. Whether you are a new or experienced user or somewhere in between, you will get useful tips and helpful workflow procedures for creating maps and analyzing your data.

** If the dates above conflict with your schedule, click below to get information about other Surfer workshop dates and custom training:

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This short course focuses on the analysis and visualization of all kinds of XYZ data.  Informative lectures alternate with hands-on exercises illustrating key concepts to provide you with valuable experience analyzing your data.

The following questions will be discussed:

  • How do I use the new features in Surfer?
  • How do I display the spatial distribution of my data?
  • How do I choose the right gridding method?
  • Should I use a variogram to analyze my data?
  • How do I create and edit my contour maps?
  • How do I add base maps to locate my points and cultural information?
  • What do I do if my data are contained within an irregular boundary?
  • How do I use grid math?
  • How do I perform trend surface analysis and calculate residuals?
  • What should I do when visualizing my data in three dimensions?
  • How do I calculate volumes?
  • What tips and tricks should I know?
  • How do I avoid common pitfalls?

Instructor Tom Bresnahan brings over 20 years of Surfer technical support experience to the class.  He has presented courses to a number of groups including petroleum companies, environmental companies, government agencies, regulatory agencies, and professional associations.

Don’t miss this opportunity to improve your Surfer skills!

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