If you have a vector file like a SHP, DXF, or BLN file, or an image file like a JPG, PNG, or TIF file, and you want to create a map from it in Surfer:
- Click File | New Map | Base | Base.
- In the Import dialog, choose your file and click Open.
A base map is created from your file. This can be georeferenced and combined with other map layers to create your final map.
Alternatively, if you have an image file like your company logo that you do not want to be in a map, you can use the File | Import command to bring it into your Surfer project.
Updated October 20, 2017