The first step to creating stunning visualizations is to find or gather quality data. Surfer's download online maps feature makes this a little easier by enabling direct downloads from online web servers (WMS, WFS, OSM, and WCS). A few of the most reliable servers are predefined in the software. Additional servers that our team and customers have recommended are provided below.
If you have a favorite server, please share it in the comments!
Recommended WMS, WFS, OSM, and WCS Servers
WMS Ortofoto de la Desembocadura del Río Guadiana
|New Mexico Public Use Airports||http://gstore.unm.edu/apps/rgis/datasets/7387537d-dff6-48d1-9004-4f089f48dea1/services/ogc/wms?SERVICE=wms&REQUEST=GetCapabilities&VERSION=1.1.1||WMS|
|New Mexico Roads||http://gstore.unm.edu/apps/rgis/datasets/ab17adb4-0992-436b-8ae4-575d8405d188/services/ogc/wms?SERVICE=wms&REQUEST=GetCapabilities&VERSION=1.1.1||WMS|
|New Mexico School Districts||http://gstore.unm.edu/apps/rgis/datasets/b4ae8f53-8dff-46bb-9058-e5501cabdd1b/services/ogc/wms?SERVICE=wms&REQUEST=GetCapabilities&VERSION=1.1.1||WMS|
|North Dakota USACE Land||http://ndgishub.nd.gov/arcgis/services/All_GovtLands_Federal/MapServer/WMSServer?||WMS|
|North Dakota DEM NED 10m||http://ndgishub.nd.gov/arcgis/services/All_Elevation/MapServer/WMSServer?||WMS|
|North Dakota State Plane Coordinate System||http://ndgishub.nd.gov/arcgis/services/All_GeographicReference/MapServer/WMSServer?||WMS|
Please note that these servers can go up and down with some frequency. This may result in only certain layers working or the entire map source giving an error. If the server has been moved and you find updated information we have not yet posted, please email the information to: firstname.lastname@example.org so that this resource remains as helpful as possible for everyone.
- Explanation of OSM, WMS, WFS and WCS servers
- Add a WMS, OSM, WFS, or WCS server to Surfer
- Download DEM or elevation data from within Surfer
- Where can I download base maps for use in Surfer?
Updated May 2023