This content has been marked as final.
Show 1 reply

Re: Where are coefficients for global polynomial interpolation?
EKrauseesristaff Mar 9, 2012 9:17 AM (in response to tmuench)You're right, it doesn't print the GPI equation anywhere in the Wizard or the gp tool. This is a good catch, and we may add that enhancement in the future. Thanks for pointing it out.
However, you can calculate the equation fairly easily. GPI is just doing Ordinary Least Squares using the coordinates as predictor variables. So, you can use the Ordinary Least Squares tool in the Spatial Statistics toolbox to calculate the coefficients. If you're using a secondorder polynomial, you'll need to calculate X, Y, X^2, Y^2, and X*Y and use them as predictor variables. For even higherorder polynomials, you'll need to calculate all the highorder terms and interactions.
The OLS tool only prints the first 6 decimal places of the coefficient, but the coefficient will often be smaller than 10^(6) if you're in a small map unit (like meters), so it will just appear as 0.000000. If the OLS tool doesn't print enough digits by default, there's another technique that will work:
In the OLS tool, under "Additional Options" at the bottom of the tool, you can create a optional Coefficient Output Table as a dbf file. After running the tool, add the dbf file to ArcMap, and open the table. As shown in the attached graphic, rightclick the "Coef" field and choose "Properties". Click the "Numeric" button (highlighted in green in the graphic), and you can set the number of decimal places to as high as you need.
Sorry for having to resort to a workaround, and thanks again for bringing this to our attention.
OLS_coef.png 36.9 K
