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27. THE INTERPOLATE TOOL

27. T HE I NTERPOLATE T OOL You can access this tool by opening a 16

You can access this tool by opening a 16 bit file loaded via :

- the Contour Treatment / Open Memory Session function;

- the Contour Treatment / Open Disk Session function and extracted via the

/ Open Disk Session function and extracted via the tool. This tool is used after the

tool.

This tool is used after the contour lines extraction. The program scans through the file until an elevation value of -1 is discovered. This is a flag telling the program that the value is unknown, and therefore requires to be interpolated. The program then looks at the nearest values which are filled and it then evaluates the interpolated value.

Procedures

1/ Open a 16 bit file (.ic2 or .geo) containing the contour lines extracted via the Contour Treatment / Open Memory Session function or by selecting the Contour Treatment / Open

function or by selecting the Contour Treatment / Open Disk Session function and then by extracting

Disk Session function and then by extracting a zone via the tool (See the Scissors tool).

2/ Select the

The following Interpolation Param. box appears :

the The following Interpolation Param. box appears : tool by clicking ( left button) directly over

tool by clicking ( left button) directly over its icon.

: tool by clicking ( left button) directly over its icon. This box presents several fields

This box presents several fields :

a. Click in the Black Box checkbox to run several automatic interpolations.

The Black Box interpolation can be used only for small DTM because a temporary

memory block of twice the size of the loaded block is attributed.

b. Click in the Standard 8 dir checkbox to run a standard manual interpolation :

- Start Dist fixes the distance of research of the points which value is unknown (in pixel). Value 5 recommanded for a first interpolation.

- Step fixes the step of research of the points which value is unknown (in meters).

Value 5 recommanded for a first interpolation.

- Directions fixes the number of directions of research of the points which value is

unknown. Value 3 recommanded for a first interpolation. c. Click in the Dist to zero checkbox to calculate in each point of the terrain the distance in km to the nearest frontier (Step fixes the step of calculation in meters). 3/ Validate the configuration via the OK button.

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To cancel the operation, click over the Cancel button. The interpolation process is run. The status bar indicates the status process. 4/ A message box indicates the end of the process :

process. 4/ A message box indicates the end of the process : 5/ Close the box

5/ Close the box by clicking over the OK button. 6/ In the case of a standard manual interpolation (Standard 8 dir), several interpolations are necessary with the following parameters :

For a second interpolation, Start Dist should be 5, Step should be 5 and Directions should be 2. For a third interpolation, Start Dist should be 5, Step should be 5 and Directions should be

1.

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