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Can Kriging be used in planetary analysis

Question asked by BrianKneller on Nov 20, 2018
Latest reply on Nov 20, 2018 by Dan_Patterson

I am using Kriging for the first time in the analysis of Martian Topography, and previously I have used IDW with success. I am using approximately 5 million points and I appreciate the predictive,  iterative nature of this method but it is taking much longer than I would expect ( 6 hours +). I have looked the session progress and I see the Geographical transformations to be NAD and some  of its variants, I would have expected the Martian Coordinate System equivalent to the data frame to be here. The points  are GCS_Mars_2000_Sphere and the Projected Coordinate System Mars 2000_Equidistant cylindrical. Could this disparity be the cause of the excessive execution time?