 # display a filled lat/lon basemap rectangle.

Hi

What is the simplest way to fill in a 1 degree by 1 degree
rectangle on a basemap projection?

Mathew

Yeates, Mathew C (388D) wrote:

Hi

What is the simplest way to fill in a 1 degree by 1 degree rectangle on a basemap projection?

Mathew

Mathew: Try this (for a 10x10 rectangle, but you get the idea)

from matplotlib.patches import Polygon
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
from mpl_toolkits.basemap import Basemap
map = Basemap(projection='moll',lon_0=0)
x1,y1 = map(-10,-10)
x2,y2 = map(-10,10)
x3,y3 = map(10,10)
x4,y4 = map(10,-10)
p = Polygon([(x1,y1),(x2,y2),(x3,y3),(x4,y4)],\
facecolor='red',edgecolor='blue',linewidth=2)
map.drawcoastlines()
map.drawmapboundary()
plt.show()

-Jeff

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I think this will only work with some projections but not all. I looked at the code for tissot. It’s pretty hairy but it almost does what I want. (It draws projected circles

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On Wed, Apr 7, 2010 at 1:54 PM, Jeff Whitaker <jswhit@…146…> wrote:

Yeates, Mathew C (388D) wrote:

Hi

What is the simplest way to fill in a 1 degree by 1 degree rectangle

on a basemap projection?

Mathew

Mathew: Try this (for a 10x10 rectangle, but you get the idea)

from matplotlib.patches import Polygon

import matplotlib.pyplot as plt

from mpl_toolkits.basemap import Basemap

map = Basemap(projection=‘moll’,lon_0=0)

x1,y1 = map(-10,-10)

x2,y2 = map(-10,10)

x3,y3 = map(10,10)

x4,y4 = map(10,-10)

p = Polygon([(x1,y1),(x2,y2),(x3,y3),(x4,y4)],\

``````facecolor='red',edgecolor='blue',linewidth=2)
``````

map.drawcoastlines()

map.drawmapboundary()

plt.show()

-Jeff

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Mathew Yeates wrote:

I think this will only work with some projections but not all. I looked at the code for tissot. It's pretty hairy but it almost does what I want. (It draws projected circles

Mathew:

You said you wanted a NxN degree polygon - that's what I gave you. What exactly do you want? A rectangle in map projection coordinates? A rectangle in lat/lon coordinates? A circle?

-Jeff

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On Wed, Apr 7, 2010 at 1:54 PM, Jeff Whitaker <jswhit@…146… > <mailto:jswhit@…146…>> wrote:

Yeates, Mathew C (388D) wrote:
>
> Hi
>
> What is the simplest way to fill in a 1 degree by 1 degree
rectangle
> on a basemap projection?
>
> Mathew
>

Mathew: Try this (for a 10x10 rectangle, but you get the idea)

from matplotlib.patches import Polygon
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
from mpl_toolkits.basemap import Basemap
map = Basemap(projection='moll',lon_0=0)
x1,y1 = map(-10,-10)
x2,y2 = map(-10,10)
x3,y3 = map(10,10)
x4,y4 = map(10,-10)
p = Polygon([(x1,y1),(x2,y2),(x3,y3),(x4,y4)],\
facecolor='red',edgecolor='blue',linewidth=2)
map.drawcoastlines()
map.drawmapboundary()
plt.show()

-Jeff
>

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lets say I want to shade the area with lat/lon corners 34.-117 and 35,-116

but my map was created with projection=‘aeqd’

The shade area will not be a rectangle. In fact the edges will be curved. See the basemap code for “tissot”. I think every point on the boundary of the lat/lon box has to projected to a line segment. The collection of resulting segments forms an irregular polygon.

Mathew

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On Wed, Apr 7, 2010 at 6:24 PM, Jeff Whitaker <jswhit@…146…> wrote:

Mathew Yeates wrote:

I think this will only work with some projections but not all. I looked at the code for tissot. It’s pretty hairy but it almost does what I want. (It draws projected circles

Mathew:

You said you wanted a NxN degree polygon - that’s what I gave you. What exactly do you want? A rectangle in map projection coordinates? A rectangle in lat/lon coordinates? A circle?

-Jeff

On Wed, Apr 7, 2010 at 1:54 PM, Jeff Whitaker <jswhit@…146… mailto:jswhit@...146...> wrote:

``````Yeates, Mathew C (388D) wrote:

>

>

>

> Hi

>

> What is the simplest way to fill  in a 1 degree by 1 degree

rectangle

> on a basemap projection?

>

>

>

> Mathew

>

Mathew:  Try this (for a 10x10 rectangle, but you get the idea)

from matplotlib.patches import Polygon

import matplotlib.pyplot as plt

from mpl_toolkits.basemap import Basemap

map = Basemap(projection='moll',lon_0=0)

x1,y1 = map(-10,-10)

x2,y2 = map(-10,10)

x3,y3 = map(10,10)

x4,y4 = map(10,-10)

p = Polygon([(x1,y1),(x2,y2),(x3,y3),(x4,y4)],\

facecolor='red',edgecolor='blue',linewidth=2)

map.drawcoastlines()

map.drawmapboundary()

plt.show()

-Jeff

>

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Mathew Yeates wrote:

lets say I want to shade the area with lat/lon corners 34.-117 and 35,-116

but my map was created with projection='aeqd'

The shade area will not be a rectangle. In fact the edges will be curved. See the basemap code for "tissot". I think every point on the boundary of the lat/lon box has to projected to a line segment. The collection of resulting segments forms an irregular polygon.

Mathew

Mathew: Right - it will only be a rectangle in a cylindrical projection. The question remains - what do you want? If you want a rectangle in map projection coordinates, just specify the vertices of a rectangle in map projection coordinates. If you really want a polygon with vertices corresponding to those lat/on values, a polygon with curved sides is the right answer for that map projection.

-Jeff

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On Wed, Apr 7, 2010 at 6:24 PM, Jeff Whitaker <jswhit@…146… > <mailto:jswhit@…146…>> wrote:

Mathew Yeates wrote:

I think this will only work with some projections but not all.
I looked at the code for tissot. It's pretty hairy but it
almost does what I want. (It draws projected circles

Mathew:

You said you wanted a NxN degree polygon - that's what I gave you.
What exactly do you want? A rectangle in map projection
coordinates? A rectangle in lat/lon coordinates? A circle?

-Jeff

On Wed, Apr 7, 2010 at 1:54 PM, Jeff Whitaker > <jswhit@…146… <mailto:jswhit@…146…> > <mailto:jswhit@…146…>> wrote:

Yeates, Mathew C (388D) wrote:
>
> Hi
>
> What is the simplest way to fill in a 1 degree by 1 degree
rectangle
> on a basemap projection?
>
> Mathew
>

Mathew: Try this (for a 10x10 rectangle, but you get the idea)

from matplotlib.patches import Polygon
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
from mpl_toolkits.basemap import Basemap
map = Basemap(projection='moll',lon_0=0)
x1,y1 = map(-10,-10)
x2,y2 = map(-10,10)
x3,y3 = map(10,10)
x4,y4 = map(10,-10)
p = Polygon([(x1,y1),(x2,y2),(x3,y3),(x4,y4)],\
facecolor='red',edgecolor='blue',linewidth=2)
map.drawcoastlines()
map.drawmapboundary()
plt.show()

-Jeff
>

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