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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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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How to convert point data into a gridded dataframe for histogram analysis?

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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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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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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Spatial Interpolation - defining a minimum value for agroup of points

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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Kriging points in a raster 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 call interpolation with barrier. 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How can i use 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 the kriging Method. Problem is that its no a part of the ...
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Cell Size of Raster Explained

I'm not quite understanding the cell size values that a given raster has. I been doing some kriging interpolation on some 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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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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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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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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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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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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Empirical Bayesian kriging - does data need to be normal?

With ebk, does your 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 interpolation technique for my data, or ...
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What is the correct procedure for kriging? [closed]

I'm a PhD student generating DEMs of coastal sand dunes, and I am thoroughly confused when it comes to kriging. Firstly, my DEMs are to be generated from terrestrial LiDAR point clouds with ...
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Produce raster map using universal kriging as interpolation method

I want to do kriging with external drift(universal kriging) in R. The covariate I use is in WGS84 refrence system. Because of nature of kriging which calculates distance in planar surface I have to do ...
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Kriging with Raster 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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Interpolated map using pca axes

I have done between group pca in R. I want to make an interpolated map using the eigen values of the first three pc axes. I want to produce a map using each of the three pc axes and finally combine ...
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How to install sda4pp plugin with missing repository in QGIS

I see that the repository for the sda4pp plugin went down in 2011. Does anyone know if there is another way to download the plug-in with the repository missing? If this plug-in is no longer ...
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Using kriging with data in GDB

I have series of data in my GDB I am running the program under VBA and what I want to do is using the data by the tool Kriging. This is what I thought: First, Kriging needs data that must be a ...
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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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Kriging Interpolation of Daily rainfall data using ArcPy?

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 ...
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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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How to determine the distribution of pollutants using marine tissue samples?--3D Interpolation [closed]

I have point data representing tissue sampling performed by NOAA NCCOS for Gulf of Maine waters. I am assuming a temporal resolution of one sampling point per location for one year. I have searched ...
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What's the problem here? Kriging doesn't work

I have a point a nd 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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Labelling Kriging result (contour)

I've finished Kriging, creating a contour-map, representing groundwater-height in my area. By a reason I don't know, it isn't possible to label my results. Neither can i export my data to vectors ...
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TPS and Kriging Cross-Validation

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 availabe ...
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problem on loading kriging outputs [duplicate]

My problem is the following: everytime i run ordinary kriging or other interpolation techniques i obtain this error message from QGIS Notice that these are the details for SAGA I would like a ...
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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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Ordinary kriging with three dimensions in R

I want to interpolate temperature for a surface defined by three coordinates: longitude, latitude and altitude. I know one option is to use universal kriging on two dimensions and use altitude as a ...
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Why does ModelBuilder with kriging give ERROR 001000 Z value field does not exist?

I've built a model which interpolates series of data by IDW method and it works well. But when I tried to change method of interpolation to kriging I encountered some problems with using Z value ...
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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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kriging Error dimensions do not match: locations xxxx data yyyy in R

I've been working (for hours) on a kriging problem. When I run an ordinary kriging model: y.ok <- krige(y~x, locations=data1,newdata=data2), I keep getting the message: Error dimensions do ...