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

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How do you decide what interpolation method to use for resampling raster data?

The question pretty much says it all; are there hard and fast rules about which interpolation methods are suited to each kind of raster data? Any Golden rules, rules of thumb? Good books or articles ...
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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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Partially updating raster (DEM)?

How to update an .img DEM in ArcView 9.3? I do have DEM which need to be updated only if few parts. The area to be updated has been produced in separate DEM with Spline Interpolation with Barriers. ...
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How do you use GRASS's v.kernel?

I am flummoxed on how to use GRASS's v.kernel. I have a vector layer of around 2.5 million points. I want to make a heat map using v.kernel to show concentrations, since I have variable instances ...
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Using National Agriculture Statistics Service (NASS) county level crop data to estimate crop acreage in hydrologic regions?

National Agriculture Statistics Service (NASS) provides county level crop (Corn, Soybean, Sorghum, etc) data. I want to calculate crop acres on each subwatershed from the county based data. I'm ...
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What is the best technique for interpolating soil depth from sample points

This is my first post here. I have some points from a soil depth survey and I need to interpolate the depth for a whole area. What is the most appropriate technique for this and is there anything I ...
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How to interpolate GPS Positions in PostGIS

I have a PostGIS table of GPS positions for every five seconds: 2011-01-01 00:00:05, POINT(x1,y1) 2011-01-01 00:00:10, POINT(x2,y2) 2011-01-01 00:00:15, POINT(x3,y3) ... I'm looking for a query ...
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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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Debugging errors of SAGA interpolation algorithms in QGIS 2.0 Processing

I encounter recurrent problems with the geoalgorithms that perform interpolations. No matter technique I use I end with the following errors. As state in OGR tab QGIS is unable to open a file in C ...
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How to smooth/interpolate a raster in python using GDAL?

This is my first post so please feel free to critique where necessary. Background: I am developing in Python and using GDAL from OSGEO to manipulate and interact with rasters and shapefiles. ...
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Looking for interpolation tool to produce river bathymetry (topography) from sections

As per the title, I am looking for a tool that can produce bathymetry of a river from cross sections. Although people who may know such tools probably will not need any explanation why this kind of ...
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Shortest Path using interpolated OSM points

I have a set of GPS points which I have snapped to the OSM network. In the below screenshot GPS points are red, snapped points are green. I want to calculate the shortest path that includes all of ...
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What resampling technique should be used when projecting aerial photos?

I'm doing some time-intensive projecting of aerial photos, and I'm curious - what resampling technique is best to use on aerial photos? In ArcMap, my options are NEAREST, BILINEAR, CUBIC, and ...
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Should point data be equidistant projected when using ArcGIS IDW spatial interpolation?

I am wondering if anyone can clarify whether point data should be projected to an equidistant projection when using ArcGIS IDW spatial interpolation? I am working on a dataset from Western North ...
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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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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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How to interpolate polyline or line from points?

We have a lot of points, but with no timestamps to create ways. For now, I've created a sample of the way the points traverse. It's in here, this way can be compared with a Google one. I haven't ...
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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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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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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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Creating geodatabase from CSV using python

I have a file with weather data (daily) for multiple weather stations for multiple years. I am looking for some python script to automate the database creation process and its interpolation on a daily ...
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PostGIS interpolation / triangulation options

I'm looking for an open source workflow to automate DEM construction. We have a series of sites that fall within a LIDAR dataset. We want to create site specific DEM's for each site, and we're ...
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How to interpolate temperature correctly?

I tried to interpolate the mean avyerage annual temperature to produce a "realistic" surface.In qgis I used Raster-Interpolation-Interpolation. Both methods TIN and IDW did not deliver a "realistic" ...
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Bilinear interpolation of point data on a raster in Python?

I have a raster that I'd like to do some point interpolations with. Here is where I'm at: from osgeo import gdal from numpy import array # Read raster source = gdal.Open('my_raster.tif') nx, ny = ...
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How to Create Contours for Zonation

I'm still new in the world of GIS. I'm currently doing some zonation with "test points." Each has its own coordinates and "P" value. I want to make contours of these data, to divide the whole area ...
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Kriging with barriers in ArcGIS Desktop?

I am trying to do interpolation in a coastal area with data points in several rivers emptying into a bay and on opposite sides of peninsulas. I have created a coastline layer to use it as a barrier ...
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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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Kriging to calculate forest biomass?

I am trying to create biomass map using Kriging from ground sample point. I have about 150 and 53 point plot for dense and sparse strata. The data is not normal so I have transformed it. After ...
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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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ModelBuilder: How to extract data by date, export to separate tables and interpolate tables to rasters

I've been using ArcGIS for a couple years, but when it comes to model builder I've only worked with very simple models. I'm hoping someone that is much smarter than myself can help me in building a ...
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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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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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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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Issues creating slope raster layer from a point layer

I'm trying to create a slope raster layer using QGIS 2.0 on Windows XP. I started with a points layer with the Z elevation attribute. I then used the interpolation plugin to create a DEM. But, ...
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Interpolation: irregular shape, merging DEM's

My problem is quite complex, but I hope that solution may be simple or at least possible. I do have .img DEM 0.5x0.5m. DEM consists of river bed, river valley and adjacent areas (it is strip of 5km ...
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Interpolation of Values in ArcGIS

I wanted to interpolate the trend values (trend of sunshine hour calculated over 20 years) throughout the study area from the available station points. My confusion is in the selection of ...
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TIN interpolation crash in Qgis

I have problems using the function TIN(linear) interpolation in Qgis. The program crashes when larger areas is interpolated. Map properties: vector map, Geometry typ = Point, features in this ...
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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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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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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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Is kriging an exact interpolation method?

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). *exact: predictions at ...
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How to pick the coefficient in Inverse Distance Weighted method?

I'm using QGIS 1.8.0 to interpolate weather data. This is, I have a weather station located in say, A and C. With the Inverted Distance Weighting or Triangular Interpolation methods, I can ...
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TIN Interpolation using a vector layer

I'm writing a plugin in QGIS and I'd like to generate a TIN surface using a vector layer with x,y and z (interpolation attribute). The idea is to visualize the same result like in the Interpolation ...
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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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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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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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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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Which interpolation method for noise mapping?

I want to create a noise map with measured point data. But i want to have a planar representation, so I need an interpolation method. Which one is the 'best' one for measured noise data? I prefer to ...
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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 ...