Moving Average

The Moving Average gridding method assigns values to grid nodes by averaging the data within the grid node's search ellipse.


Moving Average Tips

Moving Average Advanced Options Dialog

In the Grid Data dialog, specify Moving Average as the Gridding Method and click the Advanced Options button to open the Moving Average Advanced Options dialog.


Set the blanking options and the search ellipse

in the Moving Average Advanced Options dialog.


General Page

Specify the minimum number of data blanking options and search ellipse on the General page.


Minimum Number of Data

The Minimum number of data (node is blanked if fewer) value sets the specified number of points when interpolating a grid node. If the minimum number of points is not found, the blanking value is assigned to the grid node.


Search Ellipse

To use Moving Average, define a search ellipse and specify the minimum number of data to use. For each grid node, the neighboring data are identified by centering the search ellipse on the node. The output grid node value is set equal to the arithmetic average of the identified neighboring data. If there are fewer than the specified minimum number of data within the neighborhood, the grid node is blanked.


Search ellipses are specified by defining the ellipse radii and the angle for the ellipse. Radius 1 and Radius 2 are positive values indicating the distance in data units. Angle is the inclination between the positive X axis and the ellipse axis associated with Radius 1. This can be any value between -360 and +360 degrees.


Breaklines Page

The Breaklines page is used to add breaklines to the gridding process. Faults are not supported with Moving Average.



See Also

Grid Data

Gridding Method Comparison