I created a Surfer map, but when I add a new map to it, the new map is shifted from the original map. Why?

It sounds the like a new map may have been created for the second layer, instead of the layer being added to the existing map.


Please look in the Contents window.  Are the layers in the same map (For example: one Map object with the Post and Contours layers under it)? Like this: 


If the layers are all under the same map object (like above), do the layers and the maps have coordinate systems defined for them? If the layers are in different coordinate systems, be sure to select each layer and set the appropriate coordinate system for the file that created the layer. If that does not help, please email the SRF file that shows the problem to and indicate which layer in the map is not in the expected location.


Alternatively, if there are there two Map objects, each with its own layer(s), like this:


Then the layers are not spatially related to one another. This is why your maps don't seem to be showing up in the correct location relative to one another. To fix this, you can drag and drop the individual maps around in the plot window wherever you like. To have the layers be spatially related so that they line up relative to each other, they need to be in the same Map. To combine the maps:

  1. Click on the first Map in the Contents window.
  2. Hold the CTRL key on your keyboard and and click on the second Map in the Contents window.
  3. Click Map Tools | Map Tools | Overlay Maps.


Updated October 19, 2018

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