Making Different Topographic Maps with the Surfer Software Package


Volume: 14 | Issue: 1 | Pages: 12556-12560 | February 2024 |


The main objective of this study is to describe the preparation of topographic maps using the Surfer software. A total of 159 regularly distributed Ground Control Points (GCPs) were collected with the use of the Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS). Seven methods (Contour Map, Post Map, 3D Surface Map, 3D Wireframe Maps, Grid Vector-1 Map, Color Relief Map, and Shaded Relief Maps) at the Surfer environment were used to prepare the topographic maps at the Mukhtar Village near the Al-Fallujah City. Contour lines with other features were superimposed on the DEM layer, which refers to the topography of the terrain inside this study area. The accuracy of the database's results was estimated, essential maps were given, and the results were efficient and effective. The most appropriate method to represent topographic maps was proposed, each of these techniques has been enough to provide us with a general understanding of the subject area.


GCPs, topographic map, contour map, 3D surface map, Surfer software


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A. M. Ali, “Making Different Topographic Maps with the Surfer Software Package”, Eng. Technol. Appl. Sci. Res., vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 12556–12560, Feb. 2024.


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