A group of geostatistical techniques to interpolate the value of a random field at an unobserved location from observations of its value at nearby locations.

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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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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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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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When to use IDW vs Kriging Interpolation for DEM creation?

I'm trying to create a DEM using point data spaced very regularly about 10m apart. The area I am interpolating is an educational facility with many flat parking lots and football fields but still has ...
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Converting point data into gridded dataframe for histogram analysis using R?

I am very new at using GIS data and only modestly experienced with R. I've been reading about how to analyze spatial data using the spatial-analyst.net PDF book, so I'm not completely lost, but I ...
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Kriging on GRASS+R - cannot allocate vector of size 146.5 Mb

I'm trying to do a groundwater elevation map with an Ordinary Kriging on R, but always resulting on the lack of memory cannot allocate vector of size 146.5 Mb allocation (windows xp 32bit). ...
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How to grid unevenly sampled categorical data?

I am looking for a method for gridding categorical data. I have extracted from nautical charts and field sheets a collection of points specifying the nature of the surface of the bottom of the ocean. ...
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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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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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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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Are special interpolation techniques required for weather data?

I've downloaded a series of weather observations from the local weather agency - it comprises around 1,000 points spread non-uniformly across Australia, with a greater density of points located near ...
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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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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 ...
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Can I “stack” semivariogram data?

I have several synoptic measurements (every few months) of a gravity field I would like to interpolate by kriging. Each group of measurements comprises about 45 measurement locations, and spatial ...
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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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How to perform Ordinary Kriging in SAGA via QGIS SEXTANTE Plug-in?

I'm trying to learn how to apply the kriging analysis in QGIS using the SEXTANTE plug-in and SAGA tools. It appears that I have my SEXTANTE and SAGA folders configured properly according to the user ...
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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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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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book/tutorial on using rpy2 in python for kriging?

I am proficient in Python, but have no knowledge of R. Can you suggest a good tutorial in using rpy2 or any other R library to perform Block/Cokriging "Kriging"
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How do I implement 'weighted' kriging in R?

I'm trying to interpolate the values of an attribute (called "disease_rate") that i've sampled at a set of spatial points and i'd like to add 'weights' to the resulting kriging estimates. Basically, ...
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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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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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How to install SDA4PP plugin for Kriging in QGIS?

I am trying to do kriging in QGIS. I have loaded the SDA4PP plug in. Almost all of the items in the SDA4PP dropdown menu are not highlighted and are unresponsive when clicked on - including the ...
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Generic comparison for kriging in geoR and ArcGIS

I am going to do a project based on kriging. The targeted area would be as big as United States and my grid would be 10km*10km. I am wondering the differences of efficiencies for the methods ...
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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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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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Is co kriging appropriate for interpolation of three spatial co variates?

I want to estimate an interpolation model(s) for daily minimum temperature, daily maximum temperature and daily rainfall. I have samples of approximately the same size for all three variables at ...
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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 ...
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Cokriging using categorical covariables in ArcMap?

I am using cokriging to model a continuous variable across my study unit (soil carbon). I have one continuous covariable (soil moisture) but also a categorical covariable (vegetation community). I am ...
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kriging of compositional data (grain size)

I have posted this already in the GEONet Forum but without any suggestions, now I am hoping for some feedback here: I have a problem concerning interpolation of compositional data of grain sizes. I ...
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How to deal with data which are not normally distributed when kriging?

I'm a novice with advanced spatial interpolation, and I'm trying to use the Geostatistical Analyst to interpolate a surface based on borehole data, using Ordinary Kriging. The help file explains how ...
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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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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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Kriging inside a PostGIS database?

I use a PostGIS database with temperature data. I want to use a spatial interpolation method but not the supported IDW method. I need to use kriging, but it is not part of the supported interpolation ...
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Understanding the cell size argument in the kriging tool, ArcGIS

I'm not quite understanding the cell size values that a given raster has. I've been doing some kriging interpolation on very dense point data and if I leave the cell size parameter blank, it's cell ...
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Only Interpolating within a polygon feature in ArcMap 10.1

I have sample points within a single polygon feature class that I would like to interpolate, likely using kriging. The problem is the sample points and polygon boundaries are many miles apart and ...
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Problem with regression kriging using the krige command in r

I want to perform regression kriging in R using gstat. I have a SpatialPointsDataFrame which is of this form: After I have run my glm model, in order to see which variables are statistically ...
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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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Kriging from raster with missing data in ArcGIS

I have MODIS satellite imagery that depicts a range of surface temperatures. However, many of the cells are missing values. I think I need to perform Kriging in order to obtain an average value for ...
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Haversine formula to calculate distance between real coordinates?

I need to calculate distance between two stations in a map in order to calculate empirical variogram in ordinary kriging to interpolate temperature data. Calculating distance in kriging using ...
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Calculate the values of range, sill, nugget in ordinary kriging? [closed]

I am working on temperature data, and I want to interpolate the data to any location that I specify. My programming language is asp.net4 C#. I don't know how can I determine the sill, range, nugget ...
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Keeping unchanged observed values after kriging interpolation

Is there a way to force kriging to keep unchanged measured values of observation points? For example: if the observed value of a location is 1, after the interpolation it could be 0.9 or even 0.5, ...
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How can I generate and publish raster images?

I have several hundred groups of data points (in lat/lng format). I want to generate heat maps for each group using kriging or similar interpolations and then display the generated raster images on a ...
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Variogram for data along linear routes

I have a dataset of some measurements along a bus route (image below). The purpose of my study is to be able to detect the values at any location along the route using Kriging interpolation. I have ...
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Isolation and interpretation of vineyard multispectral data

I have 3 band multispectral raster imagery over a vineyard from which i have created a number of indices e.g. NDVI. The data is fairly high resolution (5cm/pixel) so shows a lot of along vine and ...
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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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Downscaling climate data using DEM

I have gridded climate data (temperature and precipitation) at 0,1° resolution and I want to downscale it into a finer scale using digital elevation model. The relationship between the climate ...
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Measuring error of Spatial Analyst interpolation such as spline, nearest neighbor and kriging?

I am planing to use interpolation method using spatial analyst tool and I found several methods like spline NN and kriging. I know I can do interpolation using geostatistical analyst but some ...
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How to visualize Smoke Dispersion by interpolating point data

During the last weeks, I am trying to develop an application within my current working project, which aims to simulate smoke dispersion of fire incidents. Software used: ArcGIS for Desktop/Server ...
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Missing data and negative predictions - kriging daily rainfall?

I want to perform the interpolation of daily rainfall data for 7 years. I am now working on python using arcpy module. I face several problems while performing interpolation Some day there is no ...