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February Edition 2022

Golden Software – Developing Scientific Software That Transforms Simple and Complex Data into Understandable Visual Tools


Graphic software in recent times is becoming increasingly important for scientists to communicate their findings to broad audiences effectively, but most researchers lack visual media expertise. Scientists' need for visual art has never been greater. More sophisticated graphics are required to communicate the results of ever more complex and trans-disciplinary research. Well-constructed graphics can widen the impact of research articles striving to be noticed in an ever-increasing flood of published work. Supplementary visuals, for instance, graphical abstracts, are often requested by journals.

Golden Software is one such firm that is a leading provider of scientific graphics software, specializing in the development of software that transforms simple and complex data into state-of-the-art visual tools such as maps, graphs, and models. The company is trusted across the globe by industry leaders due to its many products' dynamism and dependable performance. Golden Software strives to create an ideal user experience by striking the perfect balance between powerful functionality and intuitive ease of use. Golden Software keeps customers satisfied by providing them with high-quality, easy-to-use software, and the best technical support offered anywhere, via phone, fax, e-mail, and the web site.

Leveraging Best-in-Class Scientific Software Tools

Surfer: Surfer's extensive modeling tools help to play your data the way it deserves while maintaining accuracy and precision. It helps the users to communicate information with Surfer Discover the depths of data with Surfer's numerous analysis tools. One can adjust interpolation and gridding parameters and assess the spatial continuity of data with variograms or perform grid calculations such as volumes, transformations, smoothing, or filtering. Surfer quickly transforms your data into knowledge. Whether it is for your project manager, thesis advisor, or client, Surfer facilitates a complete and thorough understanding of data.

Grapher: Grapher offers high-quality graphing tools to get the most out of your data and provides over 80 different 2D and 3D graphing options to best display your data. Its extensive analysis charts, tools, and statistical features to identify trends, find new insights, and locate opportunities. Grapher provides a holistic view of your data. It's an extensive selection of graph types, and innumerable customization options allow you to communicate your complex ideas in a format that your audience will easily understand. It is trusted by thousands of scientists, engineers, and business professionals across the globe.

Strater: With Strater, one can achieve insight and clarity by transforming raw, subsurface data into understandable, useful logs, borehole models, and cross-sections/profiles. It is easy to create professional geotechnical reports that communicate important information. When displayed in Strater, subterranean data becomes clear and easy to understand. Its extensive features allow you to quickly view and analyze areas otherwise unseen and make decisions with confidence. Regardless of data complexity, Strater's visualization abilities facilitate a complete and thorough understanding of subsurface data.

Voxler: Voxler's extensive 3D modeling tools make it easy to visualize multi-component data for geologic and geophysical models, contamination plumes, LiDAR point cloud, borehole models, or ore body deposit models. Distinguish areas of interest, highlight important information, and easily communicate your newfound knowledge to stakeholders in three dimensions. Voxler's extensive analysis tools can be used to discover new business opportunities for you and your clients. Its powerful modeling abilities facilitate a complete and thorough understanding of data, regardless of complexity.

MapViewer: MapViewer's extensive thematic mapping and spatial analysis feature helps to produce publication-quality maps. It also enables the users to distinguish patterns and trends in data and gives clients and stakeholders the information they need. It gives you tools to visualize and analyze your data's geographic distribution so you can make decisions with confidence.

The Leader Upfront

Blakelee Mills serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Golden Software. She oversees the company's strategic direction, global sales, growth, market expansion, and product direction. She began her career as an intern for Golden Software co-founder Patrick Madison while attending the Colorado School of Mines.  Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree in Applied Mathematics, she began working fulltime with Golden Software.  Her unique ability to understand both the scientific and technical aspects of the Golden Software products, as well as the business development aspect of the business, led her into a leadership role with the company and the eventual position of CEO in 2014. Today Ms. Mills oversees all aspects of the business from new product development, to customer service, to global sales.

Ms. Mills is a member of the Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists, GIS Colorado, American Water Resources Association, the Colorado School of Mines Alumni Association, and the Colorado School of Mines Entrepreneurship and Innovation interest group. In her free time, Blakelee enjoys creating artwork with fused glass and alcohol inks, travel, and spending time with her family.

“The scientific visualization software we develop, sell, and support is used by individuals in environmental consulting, oil and gas exploration and extraction, engineering, applied science, business, education, and government across the globe.”