BaseMap question

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:, but what I'm
trying to do is much simpler so I'm wondering if there's a helper
function somewhere.



Travis: The state boundaries that come with basemap are not polygons,
but line segments, so you can't fill them. However, you can download a
shapefile from

(statesp020.tar.gz is the one you want). Then you can use the new
'readshapefile' method in Basemap 0.6 to do what you want. I've
attached an example that shows how to do it.



fillstates.png (1.19 KB)


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