The map frame is the entire map in Surfer, and is composed of all the axes and all the layers. You can see this in the Contents window. It is called Map by default. The layers are the individual map types (e.g. Contours, Post, Base) used to display your data and the graticules used to convey geographic location.
A map frame includes the axes and all the layers. You can see the map components in the Contents window.
Updated October, 2021
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