BaseMap question

I'd like to make a map of the U.S. where I draw the state lines and
apply a color to each state based on a ratio I've got in my data. I'm
staring at the example here:
http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net/screenshots/plotmap.py, but what I'm
trying to do is much simpler so I'm wondering if there's a helper
function somewhere.

thanks,

Travis

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Travis Brady wrote:

I'd like to make a map of the U.S. where I draw the state lines and
apply a color to each state based on a ratio I've got in my data. I'm
staring at the example here:
http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net/screenshots/plotmap.py, but what I'm
trying to do is much simpler so I'm wondering if there's a helper
function somewhere.

thanks,

Travis

Travis: I posted an example of how to color state polygons with random colors earlier - here's a modification that colors the states based on population density. It shows how to use a colormap to choose the colors based upon your data - I think this is closer to what you were asking for.

-Jeff

fillstates.py (2.86 KB)

fillstates.png

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