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

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Interpolation Technique

We have following solar metro logy parameter through satellite data with resolution of 100 Km^2 (10Kmx10Km) Insolation on horizontal surface Diffuse radiation on horizontal surface ...
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Interpolating counts within irregular-shaped regions in a country?

GIS novice here. We are trying to estimate the total number of toxic waste sites within the country of Ghana. We will be dividing up the country into quadrats (with some irregular shapes on the ...
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How to connect contour lines from two different sources?

How to connect contour lines from two different sources (LiDAR & Photogarametry) in order to obtain continuous and uniform contour lines layer ? how can i interpolate them together ? How can i ...
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how to make decent sense from scattered river depth measurements

I sampled river depth at scattered positions and I want to be able to make a map and GIS layers out of it. My problems are: As the river meanders the interpolation I do in scientific packages i,e. ...
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Is it possible to specify interpolation method for zoom functions in Styled Layer Descriptor (SLD)?

To visualize images on Geoserver, I use xml file wrote in Styled Layer Descriptor (http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/sld). I would like to specify what interpolation method would be used for ...
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How to consider more than one no data value in utility gdalwarp of GDAL

I have to do a bilinear interpolation on an image with two no data values, using the utility gdalwarp of GDAL (http://www.gdal.org/gdalwarp.html), so these two values don't must be considered in ...
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Interpolating shapefile of points to grid using Java?

I am looking for a method/prog/library(java) to interpolate points from a shapefile to a grid (file). I have seen arcgis can do that but i am looking for something free. More specific: i have ...
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Empirical Bayesian kriging - does data need to be normal?

With empirical Bayesian kriging (ebk), does the data need to be normally distributed? If I apply a normal score transformation, my data is still not normal. Is ebk kriging thus an invalid ...
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Problems with interpolating in Arcmap 10

I would be extremely grateful if I can get help with this question. I cant find anyone who had a similar problem. I am trying to make a raster from point data. My data is in .txt form and contains of ...
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Best way to assign points to nearest roads in postgis?

I'm trying to implement a simplified type of dasymetric mapping for census data. I've downloaded the Census's American Community Survey individual-level data and randomly assigned every household to a ...
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Spatial interpolation - appropriate method to estimate the accuracy of the surface

When using a spatial interpolation method (any method) without having a way to validate it, besides sampling some points out, is there a way to count as well with the mean distance between ...
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Weather conditions forecasting / interpolation

I'm trying to carry out weather conditions interpolations. I have information of 92 weather stations for 800,000 km2. As you can imagine the extension of land is huge and I need some kind or weather ...
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interpolation methods in qgis

I have a points layer and I want to create an interpolation grid with QGIS 2.0. If I use Raster -> Analysis -> Interpolation the extent of the output raster is good (rectangular shape) but it ...
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How to interpolate daily climate data using ArcGIS for Desktop? [duplicate]

I want to interpolate daily climate data available from 3 locations. I am not sure how to interpolate the data for daily values for 30 years from the available 3 locations.
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Interpolation iteration using ArcGIS- arcpy

My current project requires interpolation of state level weather data. Approximately 5 years of daily data needs to be interpolated. I still need to figure out the best interpolation method. However, ...
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Weather interpolations QGIS

does any one know how good are the weather interpolations that QGIS carries out? Do you have any other suggestions or better methods to do them? Please let me know. Thanks in advance!
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memory restrictions in QGIS Interpolate?

I am trying to make a DTM from contour lines (.SHP) using the Interpolate tool. The tool runs fine when I clip the data into smaller areas, but when running for larger areas, it crashes QGIS. Are ...
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How to filter shapefile using definition query?

I have a point shapefile which I want to interpolate using IDW interpolation. However, I want to interpolate only those points which satisfies a certain condition. I need to do it in python and I ...
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How to exclude stations from IDW interpolation?

I have the following problem: I need to calculate an average precipitation amount on a catchment using an IDW interpolation. The interpolation is performed in a loop since each precipitation station ...
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Restricting Tin interpolation in QGIS

I am trying to do a bathymetric map for a lake using QGIS. However, I see no option to impose a mask so interpolation does not extending beyond the boundaries of my lake. I have traced around the ...
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Area precipitation using IDW

I'm having the following problem with IDW automation. I have a catchment and several gauging stations measuring daily precipitation amounts. I would like to interpolate the precipitation amounts from ...
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Interpolation with netcdf4 file

I have a netcdf4 data set that contains array and information about latitude and longitude which can be accessed with the following R command: ncvar_get(dataname, 'lon'); ncvar_get(dataname, 'lat'); ...
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How to calculate the grid point precipitation from the station data?

I have a problem to convert my hourly station precipitation data to the surrounding grid points. I need to convert 4 station hourly rainfall data to 18, 60, and 240 grid points for 0.0625,0.03125, ...
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Do jagged contours indicate more spatial variability in a data set?

A general question when working with contours, do jagged lines indicate more spatial variability in a data set? A short background of my problem and objective: I would like to delineate neighborhoods ...
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Create a path following a road, interpolating from a set of points

I have several hundred vehicular routes within a city from which I wish to create shapefiles. These take the form of directions such as "From Green Street, turn left into Brown Street, Right into ...
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Mapping point data according to it respective value

The project I am trying to do is to map sum water quality (based on trace metals) data into QGIS. Each of the trace metals have their respective values and need to represent their concentration ...
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About Interpolation Method using GIS10?

I have attached my stream network where the green dots shows the location with discharge gage now I want to create a raster all along the stream network to have a discharge data all along the river. ...
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Are there only two methods of interpolation in QGIS?

I did recently a map of maximum temperature for specific area in Quantum GIS 1.8.0 and its interpolation. However, I was wondering if there are only two method of interpolation, apart from ...
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minimum distance from the shore (how to retrieve the “shore vertices”)

I am student of Statistics, this is my first time using GIS., I am sorry for the stupidity of the question but I browsed online and could not find a satisfactory answer. I have some spatial data in ...
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Interpolating lots of points with seemingly good spatial density

I'm using Arcmap 10 and I have scattered points (denser in an area). Each point represents a thickness value of a simulated avalanche deposit. I want to get a raster from this points which I will ...
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Multibeam bathymetry xyz data 53000000 features arcgis 9.3

Im working with an xyz file that has 53000000 points, i have only been able to see this in Microsoft access, because in txt its says that the amount of data its too large. So what i´ve tried to do: ...
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Interpolation of multibeam bathymetry

I'm trying to make a 3D map with multi-beam bathymetry (65536 features, xyz), but it seems that the interpolation methods are too rigid. I need to smooth the data so it looks more natural and ...
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How to add information to an attribute table?

I'm working with qgis 1.8.0 and did the following: 1.-Divided my shapefile into 830 features (small rectangles). 2.- Added to my shapefile several points containing weather information using the "add ...
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Code to compute weights for Inverse Distance in C#

I want to test my data using IDW in C#. As I am new to C#, can someone please help me by providing the code to compute the weight for the point?
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Which kriging method is the best for the rainfall?

I am working on an rainfall analysis and I have to interpolate some datas with kriging method. So is co-kriging the best one for the rainfall analysis?
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Sampling from interpolated data layer

Im working with QGIS 1.8.0 and wanted to ask you how can I assign to each of the small squares of the map (I have the coordinates of the center each of them) values from an interpolated data layer as ...
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Interpolation of data

I'm new with the program and I want to know if I can use it for my master thesis so I was trying it out and have the following question: Is it possible to interpolate data out of 5 weather stations ...
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Problem with interpolation of 3D points in GRASS

I have a sample of 3D points (x,y,z) with tepmerature attribute. I can import my data as a 3D vector map. I want to create a volume of voxels by using v.vol.rst. When I use this module, this error ...
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Convert / interpolate delimited text csv points grid to surface

I've got 12 delimited text csv files with regular pseudo-gridded points for temperature and salinity which look like this when zoomed in (inc distances) and this when zoomed out. I'm trying to convert ...
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Which is the best interpolation method for collected ground water sample?

I have collected ground water quality samples from 50 locations in my study area. Now I have to interpolate data in ArcGIS. Which is a suitable method for ground water interpolation and why?
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How can I get an error map of an interpolation in ArcGIS?

I have about 10 point shapefiles containing a lot of points each. (I would prefer not to join them into one shapefile, it's pain). And I am using interpolation method Topo to Raster to create a DTM. ...
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Error #010067 when running spline interpolation

I am attempting to run a spline interpolation on a point dataset of 585 features in ArcGIS 9.3, using the spatial analyst toolbar. The dataset holds only latitude, longitude and abundance attribute ...
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interpolate point values to line

This might be a stupid question and I apologize if so. I have count data for different trails. They are points and I would like to make an average of those counts for each trail so that each trail has ...
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How to (vertically) register a DEM to GPS readings?

I don't know if what I ask is possible or not but let's try... I have two datasets: a DEM as a point cloud in a relative coordinate system, constructed with 3D algorithm structure-from-motion. 20 ...
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Tools in the Sextante toolbox in QGIS 1.8 for interpolation?

What tools in the Sextante toolbox in QGIS 1.8 can be used for interpolation (kriging and spline)? I have looked at every single one and could not figure it out.
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Validation of Regression Kriging

I am interested in exploring the idea of generating a predictive model for a target variable in a spatial context. I would then like to correct the residuals of this model using kriging, i.e. in a ...
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Estimation of values for unsampled points

I want to measure biomass on a coastal mudflat. I can only access points inside the polygon. Are there any methods available that would allow me to estimate values of the points outside of the ...
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Source code for interpolation using a known set of random points in an area of land

In a fixed area of land random points with their values are generated. I need to get a heat map for this area of land showing the variations using those known point values. I have found that mostly ...
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Diffusion/Kernel Interpolation with barriers? [closed]

I need to interpolate water quality data in a rather small area with peninsulas, islands and developed coastline that will act as barriers between my testing/sampling points. I understand I have to ...
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How to spatialy interpolate forest tree height, basal area data for certain species

I have ecological sample data collected from 5 locations within a 133345678.5678 sq meter area. The data is stored in a point shape file. I have joined tabular data with the point layer by duplicating ...