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## Challenge #113: Interpolating Spatial Grid Values

Alteryx Certified Partner

Challenge #113 resolved

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Workflow
Magnetar

Fun! Also created a spatial and non-spatial approach. I didn't know you could customize the Find Nearest tool to whatever number you need.

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Pretty similar to other solutions. Instead of using a formula tool. dynamically renamed the column headers to start with 0. Also decided to parse out the column and row headers from the Maui grid using a RegEx parse tool, parsing method.

For the non-spatial, 2 generate row tools generated the rows and columns needed for the averages. When you match back to the non-average values, rows and columns outside the grid fall away.
Nebula

Tackled this in a cheap-and-cheerful kinda way.    going to look at other folks' solutions next

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- Transposed the data so that each sell was represented as X,Y,Value
- Then used row generators to add 9 rows for each row, which would point to the surrounding cells
- Joined to the original data set from step 1 to bring in the value (which then also filtered out values that don't exist because it's an edge piece etc)
- Summarised the average of all surrounding cells.

Now I have a table of:
X; Y; Value; Average of surrounding

Then it's a simple matter of replacing the value with the average if the value is zero; and then crosstabbing back in to the right format.

Alteryx Partner

Good challenge for using new spatial tools! I did not do a non-spatial approach but love the creativity and variety of others' solutions.

Bolide

This was a fun exercise! Don't get to use the spatial tools that often. It would have also helped if I would have read the instructions and realized the distance measure was meters and not miles like my brain interpreted from "m."

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Definitely going to apply some of these concepts to my work.
Quasar

Solution attached.

Alteryx Certified Partner

My solution, I had no idea what the goal of this was so  had to look at the solution to figure out what was required

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Bolide

This was a lot of fun. Thanks!

Alteryx Certified Partner

Challenge Completed

Alteryx Certified Partner

I love that you can use find nearest to get the 8 nearest grid values, but also set a distance limit to get 5 grid values for the pieces around the edge.

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