detailed political boundaries & major cities for basemap

Hi,
Im looking for a tutorial/method/dataset to setup more detailed political
boundaries & also automatically generate major cities on a basemap
projection.

Please help,
Thanks,
P.R.M.

P.R. wrote:

Hi,
Im looking for a tutorial/method/dataset to setup more detailed political
boundaries & also automatically generate major cities on a basemap
projection.

Please help,
Thanks,
P.R.M.

P.R.: If you have ESRI shapefiles with political boundaries and/or city data, you can plot them on a Basemap. See the fillstates.py and plotcities.py examples.

Basemap does not have a built-in city dataset, but you can draw political boundaries with the drawcountries and drawstates methods. See http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net/basemap/doc/html/api/basemap_api.html for details. Note that the drawstates methods just draws states/provinces in North America (Mexico, Canada and the U.S.)

-Jeff

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