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Questions tagged [inverse-distance-weighted]

Inverse Distance Weighting (IDW) is a method of interpolation.

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Picking coefficient in Inverse Distance Weighted method of QGIS?

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 know/...
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Choosing 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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Using buffer from IDW in ArcGIS 3D Analyst for flood spread?

I have a line in the centre of a road, with the roads elevation attached to its properties. By using Generate Point along lines --> Add Surface Information --> Adding 10 cm to that, and then IDW 3d ...
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Interpolated raster not aligned with the vector data

I have loaded some tab delimited text data into QGis to interpolate the points. When I get to the interpolation (IDW) part everything breaks down. The output raster file does not align with the ...
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Extrapolating with IDW (Feature Classes) in ArcGIS Pro?

I have been struggling to extrapolate beyond the extent of the point features input into the IDW tool of ArcGIS Pro. I believe IDW interpolation is the method for me, i just need the process to ...
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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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How weights in Kriging are calculated, and predict beyond range of sample values?

In Esri's documentation on how to make a prediction in Kriging, I couldn't figure out the linkage between the semivariograms and the prediction process from reading the description therein: After ...
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Does IDW interpolation in ArcGIS Geostatistical analyst work as exact interpolation method?

As we know, Inverse distance weighted (IDW) is an exact interpolation method, which means the interpolated values of the known samples should be the same with its original observed values. But when I ...
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Specifying the “idp” and the “nmax” in the krige.cv function

I'm performing IDW interpolation using the idw R function from the gstat package. For the purpose of determining what combination of "idp" and "nmax" produces the lowest RMSE in leave-one-out-cross ...
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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' for measured noise data? I prefer 'IDW'...
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Expanding IDW interpolation to borders of country in ArcGIS Pro? [duplicate]

I am new to ArcGIS. I have a data set with air pollution concentrations for 20 locations in the Netherlands. I would like to interpolate this data with IDW, so that I can estimate the approximate ...
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How to create contours from an IDW raster

I'm new to QGIS and am trying to create vector contours from this IDW raster. I followed Ujaval Gandhi's "Interpolating Point Data" tutorial step by step but am not getting the same results for step ...
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Understand ramp color interpolation using QGIS 2.12

I try to understand the color ramp in TIN and IDW interpolation. I work with height points layer. The low value in 8 and the highest value is 584. With the interpolation plugin i create TIN raster ...
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Cell Size parameter for IDW (Spatial Analyst) tool

I am attempting to use the IDW (Spatial Analyst) tool in a Python script however I am a bit confused on what to put for the "Cell Size" optional parameter. When using the tool within ArcMap it seems ...