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

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Transforming Lat/Long NASA points into raster for ArcMap?

I have this irradiation file and I would like it to upload it in ArcMap in order to overlay it with other layers to do clips, intersections, etc? ...
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Store GPS trace with timestamps, then interpolate location by time

I'd like to: Load a 1-second interval GPS trace (not GPX) into PostGIS Then query the table at sub-second accuracy (about 5Hz), and get PostGIS to interpolate the location by time. Is this ...
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Radius settings under IDW interpolation Qgis [on hold]

I have a point data set that I want to interpolate in Qgis. I use the Grid (interpolation) under: Raster- analysis- grid(interpolation) - IDW. There is several things to tweak the output with that I ...
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How to remove spikes from grid in SAGA GIS? [duplicate]

I tried to get a grid by interpolating LAS file using Ordinary Kriging. But the product grid has many pixels which values strongly stands out from average surface - I mean one pixel sinks nad spikes. ...
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Relationship between contour interval and spatial resolution of a generated DEM

If I have contour lines with interval say 10, 5, or 2 (etc.), and I generated a DEM from them, what is the relationship between between the contour interval and the resolution of the DEM? Irrespective ...
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Strange spatial interpolation results from ordinary kriging

I'm using Ordinary Kriging to interpolate a set of spatial data. I'm working on different sets which represent different days of measurement. I get good results, apart from one specific set. Will post ...
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Kriging values greater than the most extreme value of the input layer?

I'll admit I don't understand kriging to the fullest. Yet, I've read that the weights should add up to 1 as in IDW and Natural Neighbors. However, surrounding the biggest elevation points of my ...
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QGIS interpolation gives same value across the grid, what am I doing wrong?

Following this question, I've tried to use interpolation in QGIS to get a sense of the topography of a map based on about 3500 track points with elevation. The elevation ranges between 213 and 353 ...
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Strange interpolation with natual-neighbor metod

I have base shape file and try to use different interpolation methods to get image like this: This layer is constructed using point to raster conversion. Generally, interpolation methods as idw ...
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TIN Interpolation in QGIS creates weird lines?

I am using TIN Interpolation to interpolate point features based on their cost attribute (value is between 0 and 5000). Graduated symbology creates something like this: However when I am using TIN ...
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Expand data set by interpolation

I have a data set that is classified into 7 landcover classes. I've been asked to expand this data set to a new boundary. My question is How can I interpolate my existing data out to meet the new ...
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How to interpolate line Z from sparse attribute values

I have a series of end-to-end connected 3d lines which I'd like to add elevation values for all vertices on the lines which are currently null or 0. How to accomplish this? In the following image ...
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“Topo to Raster” tool for QGIS?

is there any analogue of the ArcGIS "topo to raster" tool in QGIS? I need to creates surfaces from shp for some cases from points and for some from lines and this instrument is very convenient.
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Interpolating points conditionally

I have two sets of data. One comprises all home sales in a given area, where each data 'point' is actually a polygon representing the lot that was sold. The other set comprises arrests made in the ...
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Why does the use of barrier lines significantly increase idw processing time?

The IDW tool's documentation states that using barrier lines will significantly extend the processing time. It does not explain why this happen. Is anyone able to provide an insight into the inner ...
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Ordinary kriging tools available in ArcGIS?

I have been using Geosoft's Target to interpolate X, Y coordinates then use them to create grids using ordinary kriging. I am now working with ArcGIS which I am new to and can't seem to be able to ...
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Can we create topographical map of private land using GPS elevation data?

Is there a way to create a relatively precise topographical map of a private land using GPS elevation data? As the land is a little bit over 100,000 square meters, the available regional topographical ...
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Spatio-temporal block kriging with R package gstat?

In the documentation of sp I saw that the coords argument of the SpatialPolygons function only accepts 2 columns. Is it not possible to create 3-dimensional polygons? I am doing spatio-temporal ...
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Unit of measurement from standard error prediction map

I am performing an ordinary kriging analysis and came out with the prediction standard error map. I would like to know the units of such map. Can anyone help me?
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How to obtain closest point of point over polylines layer in PostGIS 1.4 (without st_ClosestPoint)?

I´ve got a polylines layer (pipes) and a points layer (valves) and In Postgis 1.4 I would like to obtain the closest points but exactly on the closest polyline. In other words, i need to locate each ...
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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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Difference between “hard edge” and “soft edge” in Arc's Add TIN Line?

Is there a technical difference between "hard edge" and "soft edge" in Arc's Add TIN Line on the TIN Editing toolbar? In both you can specify the height of this constraint and they seem to be doing ...
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Attempting to interpolate from samples rather than known observation. What kind of analysis is this?

I'm trying to figure out what the name of the kind of analysis I'm thinking of is, and what options in programs to check out (mainly ArcGIS or QGIS). I'm a bit of a beginner when it comes to ...
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How can I use a csv file with coordinates and multiple attributes to extract interpolated values for a different set of coordinates in ArcGIS?

I have a .cvs file of 501 rows that correspond to 500 coordinate points, with each row consisting of latitude, longitude for a single location, followed by a list of about 100 weather attributes ...
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Can ArcGIS handle missing values to create a contour map?

I am trying to create a contour map for a waterbody. It turns out that in several locations there is no data. I just don't want to use the missing values as zero in ArcGIS because it would create ...
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How do Natural Neighbor and IDW assign values to pixels?

According to ESRI's help files, NN interpolation calculates a value for a "query point", yet the output is ofcourse a raster. I understand how the value of this query point is calculated based on the ...
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Leave-one-out cross validation in ArcGIS Desktop?

How can someone perform leave-one-out cross validation when doing interpolation in with point data in ArcGIS?
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NCEP Reanalysis Interpolation over regions

Given a netCDF4 file, how would one interpolate/average the data by regions in a shapefile? In reference, the publication below: ...
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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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Which training courses in geostatistics can you recommend?

I'm looking for excellent geostatistics courses all over the world, including online courses. In particular, I would like to learn more about the kriging method. Can anyone give me some suggestions?
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Never get the information about obective interpollation and optical interpollation

I have point data want to interpolate it and convert it into 3d grid format but i am not get any proper information which interpolation i have to used objective / optical. please let me know any ...
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Interpolation code with Mapbasic

I have a drivetest data, and usually I do an interpolation using the values taken in the drive with their respective lat/long. I use natural neighbor. You can see an example attached. I am trying ...
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Looping for importing and interpolating a lot of LIDAR files?

I'm quite new to Grass Gis and I'm trying to make DEM (digital elevation model) for modelling flooding. I have 170 *.xyz files, which need to be scanned for extents (r.in.xyz -s input=...\filename.xyz ...
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Calculating minimum elevation surface between two (or many) surfaces

My input files are a series of layers with data points of values (numbers/doubles), either in a 25x25 meter grid, or with data points randomly strewn. Resolution and extents do not match up between ...
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Interpolation of Three Data Points

I have three location points with weather data. It's a 10-year composite of temperature values which means I only have three values for three locations for ten years. The distance between points is ...
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Spatial interpolation of 30 weather stations to other areas

I have monthly (and sometimes daily) data on temperatures from about 30 Swedish weather stations in the mid-19th century that I want interpolate to the whole country. I'm using ArcGIS and Stata. For ...
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Cross-validation of TPS and kriging outputs from the fields package in R

I am looking for existing package or functions that will allow me to cross-validate multiple outputs of Thin plate spline (TPS) and Kriging from the fields package. Does anyone know of any available ...
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Integrating DEM within kriging and other interpolation methods?

I would like to see the difference of including DEM in interpolation from without. Some studies on climate data interpolation suggest that interpolation performs better with DEM. How do I do this in ...
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Using ArcGIS API interpolation functions (idw, kriging, splines) in my own dataset?

Does ArcGIS API provide interpolation functions, like if I want to interpolate from my own set of values? I know that ArcGIS provides functions for interpolation like IDW, Spline and Kriging etc, ...
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Cross validation after kriging, in ArcGIS

I performed kriging interpolation using the kriging interpolation tool in ArcToolbox, not the Geostatistical Wizard method. However, how do I determine the cross validation without using the ...
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Error when kriging in SAGA: grid file could not be opened

I have a point and a polygon vector shape (shapes) which I want to interpolate by using the saga tool "Ordinary Kriging". I always get the following error message: Oooops! The following output ...
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Interpolation and classification of soil texture data

I am trying to interpolate soil texture data on a research area. I know how to interpolate the data by making three layers for clay, sand, and silt. What I want to know is if there is anyway to ...
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Open source methods for kriging?

I have a point dataset which I'd like to Krige, ideally using an open-source software package. If possible, I'd also like to choose the semi-variogram model during the process to improve the ...
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Gradient fill based on scores (similar to elevation)

I'm rather new to using GIS (QGIS, specifically). I've mapped out a cohort of around 550 patients across Long Island, New York based on their full address by using MMQGIS plugin. This data is ...
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Interpolating points observed with different time duration

I am doing spatial interpolation with a group of points. Some points have complete observation of events: for a period of 24 hours we have observed N events in each point. These points have N ...
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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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Extract data to file after performing kriging interpolation in ArcGIS

For 3 meteorological stations, I created maps by Kriging Interpolation tool to extract data for other places. How is it possible to extract a data file (Excel or text) from this interpolation? (this ...
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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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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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Kriging with barriers in R?

I wonder if there is a way to interpolate xyz points in a raster within certain bounds using R? In ArcGIS this is called interpolation with barriers. I wonder if there is something similar in R? I ...