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The estimation of values at unsampled points based on known values of surrounding points.

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How to calculate average wind speed at a particular location (given longitude and latitude)?

I am using ArcGIS 10.2 and new to this software. My question iss I have time series wind speed data in netCDF form. I extract netCDF in raster form after that in table form. Now I need How to ...
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How to minimize output raster errors using topo to raster tool

TLDR:Is there a way to specify an angle of rotation for an interpolation output based on the angle of input lines? In our line of work, we often create straight line contours that represent a sloping ...
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What are the advantages of interpolation vs raster from point elevations?

I want to make a potentiometric surface map. I have a bunch of wells plotted. The way I learned would be to make a raster of elevation of ground surface and another of depth to water and perform ...
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Calculate Height Data From Three Known Points

What's the best way to calculate "height" (snowfall, actually) data from three surrounding locations? For this example, I'm looking to arrive at a "close enough" snowfall value at point A by ...
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Optimized interpolation method with fixed-location sample data points?

I'm trying to find an optimized spatial interpolation method that deals with fixed-location sample data points. Say if I have fixed-location sampling sites and collect data daily, and then use these ...
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Workflow of Processing Landsat data for landcover classification

I have downloaded Landsat-8 data to make a land-use raster. So far I've made a composite image and clipped it by my study area. As you can see, there is some slight cloud cover. I've gone ahead and ...
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Elevation interpolation along a (sewer) line

Here's what I want to do. I have a vector sewer line feature class that contaings a field for the high invert elevation and one for the low invert elevation. I can turn them into a raster no problem ...
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Interpolation on set of points in QGIS

Is it possible to perform Interpolation in QGIS with input as a vector layer which has a set of points collected following a specified path?
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Interpolating species data from sample points in a small area

I have sample data from a small site (10 acres) which shows the number of occurrences of a particular species of snail over two sampling periods (fall and spring sampling). I want to try and ...
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Interpolation with z-values taken from a related table

This is a follow-up question (organizing attribute table: multiple sets of variables per point). I am working with ArcGIS 10.1, advanced license. My aim was to build a points layer, each point being ...
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3D distance and topography

I have a set of points and want to find out the nearest distance to a water body (poly lines) taking into account the terrain and get a surface distance calculation. I understand that the way is to ...
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How to determine the optimal raster resolution when interpolating a surface from points?

I'm looking for guidance on how to determine the desired output resolution, when interpolating a surface from irregularly-spaced point samples. I have a series of boreholes taken across a city, and ...
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Repeating steps based on different field using ModelBuilder?

I have built a model to interpolate air pollution from 40 recording stations using IDW. The results are then exported to an average for census divisions. I need to repeat this process hundreds ...
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Interpolating points to surface not working

I am trying to create a surface from points using IDW interpolation. Have tried both 3D analyst and Spatial Analyst tool with my selected xyz data sheet. It appears to process and I don't get an error ...
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Open Source Interpolation Service?

We are seeking an open source solution for dynamic (on the fly) IDW or Kriging points interpolation. Basically we are looking for something similar to ArcGIS Spatial Analysis Service. ...
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Parameters for optimizing interpolation in ArcGIS for Desktop?

Is there any criteria to know the most proper parameters for an interpolation method in ArcGIS (such as, for IDW: Neighbors (min and max), sector type, semiaxis length, angle, search neighborhood)? ...
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Is there a way of applying an exact Kriging interpolation?

Can Kriging be an exact method? For example, when optimized with the Geostatistical wizard? Or in any other way? (as far as I know, "normal" Kriging isn’t an exact method).
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Predicting in advance which is the best interpolation method for my data

I need to interpolate in ArcGIS 10.1 soil data (organic matter content, nutrient content, pH, etc.) from a set of soil sampling points to the surface which this set of points lays on. I am ...
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Extracting raster values with polylines in QGIS

I have a polyline shapefile that represent a road an a raster grid with slope values. Is it possible to interpolate the shape file and the grid to have the average slope of the road? I know that I can ...
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Underwater terrain modeling

My task is to model the surface of a lake bed, calculate volume of it and visualize it as 3D a surface. I have acquired depth measurements in a small lake using echosounder. The precision should be ...
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best method for gridding or interpolating elevation data

I wonder if someone can recommend the best method for gridding elevation data in QGIS, GRASS or similar. The elevation data I have is collected along 1m spaced lines at approximately 1 reading per ...
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How to convert 3d profiles to points in ArcGIS 10.1

I have created some 3d profiles using the Interpolate Line button (in ArcGIS 10.1). Which looks like: I would like to convert these lines into points and in order to do that I am under the ...
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Interpolation outside the contour of a set of points

I have a field contour in a shape layer. I have another layer compound by a set of points which are the locations where soils samples have been taken within the field. I have in the attribute table of ...
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Interpolate data from multiple gpx tracks

I have a number of GPX tracks of the same road. But due to GPS error they are not accurate enough (20-30m off). I'm wondering if I could interpolate those multiple gpx tracks into single one. If an ...
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Using TIN - interpolation plugin - to calculate volume

I am having trouble calculating the volume of my TIN. I have attempted to create a TIN using the interpolation plugin in QGIS. Here are the steps that I followed. I added a Zvariable row in the ...
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Quality estimation of a spline interpolation with barriers

I interpolated the age of minerals for the Inner Tien Shan mountains (Kyrgyzstan) using the ArcGIS tool "spline with barriers". I use ~ 200 points for my interpolation. The barrier that I use is a ...
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Maxent output clips to minimum extent of all input variables

I am experiencing an issue with the spatial extent of my output ASC files. I am using the UK Land Cover Map (LCM) 2007 at 25 metres resolution as a categorical variable in my Maxent modelling, ...
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Mapping Precipitation Data

I have downloaded daily precipitation data from Global Weather data website and want to create an annual precipitation map like this: The downloaded data is in TXT and CSV format. The area I am ...
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How to Interpolate very large datasets in QGIS?

I am working with a very large set of point data, (XYAttribute) which I wish to display as a raster. I've been using Interpolate, this is successful but very slow. I have other programmes that ...
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PostGIS - Interpolate point between contours

Using PostGIS, what is the best method to interpolate the z value for points (the orange dot in the image below) located between each contour layer (blue lines and red lines in the image below)? So ...
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Contour generation using Interpolation - Correcting edge Effects

I utilised the Interpolation feature in QGIS to prepare contours from a DEM I had generated. Sometimes when contours intersect the edge of the DEM area, they run along the edge for some distance. ...
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Fast and robust open source portable script or tool for interpolation - triangulation or similar

I am looking for some fast and robust open source interpolation library/script/tool. The goal is to re-interpolate relatively big (1M+ points) unstructured (xyz) grids into high resolution cartesian ...
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How to create/export multiple maps in one layout using ArcMap?

I have an air pollution data that consists monthly mean values of 12 monitoring stations. I made interpolation and want to export the 12 different map in one layout with one legend. Since I am a ...
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Multiple Z point data kriging interpolation? [duplicate]

I asked this question yesterday and is on hold because I was not specific in my question. I have added my trail code for the question. The question is kriging interpolation of many z. To be more ...
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Hex grid value interpolation in POSTGIS

I have a table of tessellated hexagons that I created as a hex binning grid to cover an area. I've then overlaid a point set to give some of the hexagons a value, see diagram:- The shapes with ...
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Interpolation of xyz data

Data has been given to us in a HUGE .xyz file, which has been split into many component CSV files. When I upload the CSV file, then create the shape file by "save as", all is fine. When I go to ...
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Spatial interpolation with breaklines in R

I have a dataset consisting of irregularly-spaced points (x,y,value) that represent an area of ocean that contains some land. I need to interpolate these to a regular grid, ensuring that the ...
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Validity of ordinary kriging of polygon centroids

I'm in a discussion with a colleague who believes that kriging should not be used to interpolate a surface from polygon based data (i.e. with kriging applied to centroids), because this effectively ...
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Manipulating Interpolation Outputs

I would like to clip the edges of my interpolation output to cover only a specific Local Study Area and also combine the output with a DEM to create a spatially defined 3D model in ArcGIS 10.1. Two ...
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Choosing appropriate Interpolation Tool

I am interested in doing some fairly simple interpolation work in the next few weeks using ArcGIS 10.1. However, I am unsure about which interpolation tool is most appropriate for the task at hand. ...
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What is the typical v.surf.xxx exicution time?

What is the typical v.surf.xxx exicution time? I am trying to run v.surf.bspline on a set of ~1600 points. It has bee running for about an hour now and is stuck at spot indicated in the image. I ...
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GIS grid linear interpolation for a given point

Suppose that I have a GIS grid. I need to do linear interpolation for a given point located inside a cell of the GIS grid. The locations and values of the vertices of each cell in the grid are ...
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Qgis - unwanted offset when using raster interpolation plugin

I'm using QGis and I have a set of points with a depth attribute. I'm trying to make an interpolation using the Raster interpolation plugin (Raster -> interpolation -> interpolation). But when I do so ...
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Why is interpolation adding too much heat

I am interpolating geo data using qgis. The data is in the form of lat,lon,count. The path of the collected data is shown as a mostly transparent line. The resulting heatmap it produces is shown. ...
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How to treat missing values as null

I have an excel file with missing values encoded as blanks and I want this excel file to be converted into DBF but with the conversion process, the blanks (missing values) become 0. The reason I am ...
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DEM to point file & interpolation

I have a DEM which has noisy parts to it. I am trying to (eventually) calculate the volume. However when I do cut/fill, there are obviously white sections where it hasn't been able to calculate the ...
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Smoothly interpolating Polygons from set of coordinates?

I'm still quite new to QGIS and I'm using it to display and analyze my soil data. I have point information on the distribution of the soils in a specific area and I need to create a soil map from ...
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Problem with interpolating a vertical profile in 3D Analyst (ArcMap 10.1)

I have a problem when I want to create a vertical profile in 3D Analyst from a DEM file. I want to interpolate the data and show points from 20 to 20 meters, as I specified in the option panel (see ...
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How to add an interpolation raster from the python console in QGIS?

I'm trying to add an interpolation layer based on an existing vector layer by using the Python Console (initially in the menu Raster/Interpolation), but can't find anything related in the ...
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Three-dimensional interpolation of temperature profiles using gstat in R?

I'm working on a problem in which I'd like to interpolate a set of oceanographic temperature profiles over a three-dimensional matrix of unsampled x, y, & z locations. The data to interpolate is ...