Spatial Interpolation in Python using Inverse Distance Weighting

Johan Louwers
4 min readSep 18, 2023
Inverse Distance Weighting

Inverse Distance Weighting (IDW) is a commonly used method in geostatistics for spatial interpolation. It’s particularly useful when you have sampled data points at specific locations and you want to estimate values at unobserved locations within the same area.

Imagine you have a set of data points, each with a known value, and you want to predict values…

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Johan Louwers

Johan Louwers is a technology enthousiasts with a long background in supporting enterprises and startups alike as CTO, Chief Enterprise Architect and developer.