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I add a post map layer to my base map in Surfer. But I can't see it?

Surfer uses columns A and B in the data file by default as the X and Y data columns for the post layer. If your data is not in those columns, you will need to select the Post layer in the Object Manager, and in the General tab of the Property Manager reset the X and Y columns to the correct data columns.

Another possibility is that the base map is in a different coordinate system than the coordinates in the post map data file. If you are using data from different coordinate system to create your maps, then be sure you are selecting the correct coordinate system for each layer and the map frame so that all the data can be displayed correctly. To do this:

  1. Select each layer in the Object Manager and in the Property Manager click the Coordinate System tab.
  2. Click the Set button and make sure you set the coordinate system as appropriate for the source data file for that layer.
  3. Then select Map in the Object Manager, and in the Property Manager click the Coordinate System tab.
  4. Click the Change button and assign a coordinate system for the map to be displayed in.

Updated January 17, 2017

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