Opened 11 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

#1205 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Add Python Basemap Toolkit to the disc

Reported by: darkblueb Owned by: live-demo@…
Priority: normal Milestone: OSGeoLive10.0
Component: OSGeoLive Keywords: python, basemap


seems to rely on all of our existing tools.. if this is useful to Climate Scientists then I am for it...

It already might be present, I will check later today.

Change history (11)

comment:1 by darkblueb, 11 years ago

Milestone: OSGeoLive7.0OSGeoLive7.5

moved to 7.5 due to popular request

comment:2 by darkblueb, 10 years ago

basemap -- ask advice from Iris team, who uses SO many packages

comment:3 by kalxas, 10 years ago

Milestone: OSGeoLive7.9OSGeoLive8.0

comment:4 by hamish, 10 years ago

Keywords: basemap added
Summary: python basemapAdd Python Basemap Toolkit to the disc

The matplotlib basemap toolkit is a library for plotting 2D data on maps in Python. It is similar in functionality to the matlab mapping toolbox, the IDL mapping facilities, GrADS, or the Generic Mapping Tools. PyNGL and CDAT are other libraries that provide similar capabilities in Python.

Basemap does not do any plotting on it\u2019s own, but provides the facilities to transform coordinates to one of 25 different map projections (using the PROJ.4 C library). Matplotlib is then used to plot contours, images, vectors, lines or points in the transformed coordinates. Shoreline, river and political boundary datasets (from Generic Mapping Tools) are provided, along with methods for plotting them. The GEOS library is used internally to clip the coastline and polticial boundary features to the desired map projection region.

Basemap provides facilities for reading shapefiles.

Basemap is geared toward the needs of earth scientists, particular oceanographers and meteorologists. I originally wrote Basemap to help in my research (climate and weather forecasting), since at the time CDAT was the only other tool in python for plotting data on map projections. Over the years, the capabilities of Basemap have evolved as scientists in other disciplines (such as biology, geology and geophysics) requested and contributed new features.


comment:5 by hamish, 10 years ago

(M_map + Octave is another toolbox along these same lines)

comment:6 by kalxas, 10 years ago

Milestone: OSGeoLive8.0OSGeoLive8.5

comment:7 by darkblueb, 9 years ago

disk cost of adding Basemap python-mpltoolkits.basemap python-mpltoolkits.basemap-data appears to be 247,736K when installed on the 9,779,769K filesystem, representing a 2.5 percent increase on disk, uncompressed.

Basemap is useful for demos, and, no user has requested it (that I have heard).

comment:8 by kalxas, 9 years ago

Milestone: OSGeoLive8.5OSGeoLive9.0

comment:9 by kalxas, 9 years ago

Milestone: OSGeoLive9.0OSGeoLive9.5

Ticket retargeted after milestone closed

comment:10 by kalxas, 8 years ago

Milestone: OSGeoLive9.5OSGeoLive10.0

Ticket retargeted after milestone closed

comment:11 by darkblueb, 8 years ago

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed
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