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

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How to populate an attribute table from an interpolation (grid)

I am a novice ARC10 GIS user, with a question on how to add data from a grid file to a shapefile based on an attribute and position. I have a shapefile with fish positions (x,y) and their ...
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Output raster from IDW interpolation tool is from 3.40282e+038 to -3.40282e+038 in ArcPy

I am not familiar with Python in ArcGIS, so I used ModelBuilder first to set the environment and put the tool in. The model worked right and the output raster seemed good. Then I exported the model ...
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Difference spatial interpolation and trend surface analysis

What is the difference between spatial interpolation and trend surface analysis? For example, I read a scientific study that applied a neural network to estimate a surface solely based on the x and y ...
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what is the difference between topo to raster and points to raster tools in arcgis

I am working with point data, and I've found two ways to create raster data. 1 Topo to raster 2 points to raster the values of each result are different, and here are some pics for reference. ...
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How to interpolate GPS data correctly?

I'm working on a project that involves using linear interpolation to fit lines to lat/lng points. I'm pretty new at scientific programming related stuff, and I was wondering if people could steer me ...
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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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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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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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Linear interpolation on raster data, save result (geoserver)

I am trying to perform a linear interpolation on a coverage layer (Source data is in EHdr Coverage format, file extension: .flt). Ultimately, I want to use the interpolated layer as input to a WPS ...
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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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Creating DEM from point data in CSV files using ArcGIS Desktop?

I have a lot of csv files which contain point data containing height, aspect and slope measurements at a resolution of 12,5 meters. I need to create a dem from this data and have ArcGIS 10 with ...
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What is the best interpolation methods to use for making yearly precipitation map?

Im currently doing a project on yearly precipitation of USA for 48 states. As I did a research many people use IDW and Kringing to make a precipitation map, but my teacher said that IDW is not going ...
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Postgis 1.4 - Obtain closest point of point over polylines layer (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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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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How to calculate average wind speed at a particular location (given longitude and latitude)? [closed]

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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What type of interpolation to visualize metal detection survey data?

I have about 500,000 points collected in a linear grid pattern over a 1 km2 area. The points were collected as part of a metal detection survey. Each point has X,Y and Coil Response mV (min -675.38 ...
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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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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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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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Interpolating Maps - Statistical Learning Techniques vs Spatial Statistics Techniques

I have recently begun experimenting with the interpolation of variales over a whole country. I have good sized training set where I have several dependant variables (continuous and categorical) ...
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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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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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GIS beginner - interpolating contour lines from TIN-model vs. Grid in ArcGIS

I am a complete beginner in GIS and taking a class right now, and we are doing some assignments in ArcGIS - ArcMap. In one of them we were given a shapefile with heightpoints. These had been manually ...
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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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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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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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How to Interpolate through ModelBuilder?

I would like to create an iterated interpolation tool through ModelBuilder. I have an excel file containing different columns and each column represents a data that will be interpolated using Spline ...
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How to interpolate point set into value contours?

The task at hand is creating 'isobar' value contours that are interpolated from a point field of either the x/y or lat/lon type. I really have no idea where to begin mainly because this needs to be ...
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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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What are the most efficient Geographic Weighted Regression packages?

What are the most memory efficient open source packages for calculating a geographically weighted regression (GWR)? I am in a situation where I need to do a geographically weighted regression on a ...
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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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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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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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Minimum number of samples for kriging interpolation

I get some data with number of specimens with a request to interpolate it using kriging method. After some investigation it appeared that kriging results (performed in ArcGIS Geostatistical Analyst ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Point interpolation in route

I have a set of GPS coords with X,Y and Course. I need to interpolate additional points based on the course of each point. It would be a simple line intersection based on lines drawn using the 2 ...
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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 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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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 ...