The Home | New Graph | Contour Surface | Surface Data Map command creates a surface data map from a data file. The data is displayed as a three-dimensional shaded rendering created from an XYZ data file. Data is gridded using the inverse distance algorithm to create the surface.
Click the Surface Data Map button to create a surface map from a data file.
A surface data map is a three-dimensional
shaded rendering created from an XYZ data file.
Creating a New Surface Data Map
To create a surface data map:
- Click the Home | New Graph | Contour Surface | Surface Data Map command.
- Select a data file in the Open Worksheet dialog. You can select a new data file or you can select an open data file in the Open worksheets section.
- Click the Open button. A surface data map is created using the default properties.
Editing Surface Data Map Properties
To change the features of the surface data map, select the surface data map and edit its properties in the Property Manager. Click the following tabs in the Property Manager to change different properties: