on January 18th, 2023. the Surveying and Geomatics Department / Engineering Faculty at Tishk International University in Erbil, Iraq, organized an international workshop. The workshop was under the title “Interpolation Techniques for Building a Continuous Surface (map) from Discrete Data”. It was presented by Professor Dr. Tariq from Tishk International University and Dr. Amed Mamud from Arizona University USA.

The workshop encompassed the definition of interpolation, the main types of interpolations, and variants of the kriging method. History of kriging interpolation, merits, and demerits, of different interpolation methods including Idw, Kriging, Spline, etc.

The workshop aimed at enhancing the knowledge and application of Interpolation in Engineering fields and learning to solve certain problems encountered during the Interpolation application.

The workshop was started by welcoming participants and introducing the presenter’s biography.

The workshop aimed to gather students, and teaching staff of all engineering fields around universities in Kurdistan and the USA interested in interpolation techniques, to introduce to them that Interpolation is the process of estimating unknown values that fall between known values or interpolation is the process of using points with known values or sample points to estimate values at other unknown points.

The workshop includes the following sessions:

  • 1st session: Interpolation Techniques 
  • 2nd session: Discrete Data

The conference hosted two keynote speakers. Dr. Amed from Arizona university Arizona USA was the first presenter and the second keynote speaker was Prof Dr. Tariq Karim from Tishk International university/ Surveying and Geomatics Engineering.

The most remarkable discussions took a place in examples of applications of interpolation in the field of engineering in general and in the field of surveying in particular.

It was attended by Teaching staff members and students from the Faculty of Engineering at TIU, Physically and online through zoom link.

After participating in this Workshop, attendees should be able to:

  1. justify for performing interpolation.
  2. familiarize the participants with deterministic and geostatistical types of interpolation methods.
  3. assumption of each method of interpolation.
  4. solve examples of applications of interpolation in the field of engineering in general and in the field of surveying in particular.

Dr. Tariq Karim proudly mentioned that such a scientific meeting will upgrade participants’ skills and background in the field of interpolation in particular and Surveying as a whole