Do you have geological research and need an app to support such purposes then the Surfer program is your best bet. With contouring and surface modelling applications, the program which is supported by all Windows OS gives extensive options for functions that include terrain modelling, landscape visualization, surface analysis, watershed, grinding and volumetric and many more functions.
For many industries
The program can be used for a large number of industries such as construction, agriculture, transportation and more.
The program also has the ability to transform coordinate data into maps that are good enough for publication. It also comes with the ability to manipulate gridding functions on the maps that are produced. The grids can be renders as contours, watersheds, 3D wireframes, shaded reliefs and view shed map.
This program also allows you manipulate grid files that contain data from other sources that are not native to surfer such as ESRI grid documents and USGS DEM files. The control also extends to the aesthetic features that include the use of color and gradations to be able to depict information that needs to presented on the maps.
It is part from others category and is licensed as shareware for Windows 32-bit and 64-bit platform and can be used as a free trial until the trial period will end. The Surfer demo is available to all software users as a free download with potential restrictions compared with the full version.