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Why Would You Use a Moving Window For Calculating Statistics?

Question asked by ClayT101 on Sep 29, 2016
Latest reply on Sep 29, 2016 by Dan_Patterson

I have a grid where I am calculating rates (kind of).  My boss asked me why I used this moving grid.  I could not answer her, I just thought it was cool.

Basically, I have a grid that is 25 miles on each side (625 square miles), I then remade the grid by shifting it 5 miles to the south a total of 4 times.  The blocks were also shifted 5 miles to the east a total of 4 times (meaning I shifted the original block 24 times.

So what is the advantage in doing this?  Is it written in a best practice text or something similar?  By doing this method, I will get the absolute highest area vs just one grid, I understand that.

Am I making sense?  Any advice or referrals would be appreciated.