Round plot with 'npstere'-projection

Serhiy:

Yes, they all make squares. Why is it so important the plot be round?

-Jeff

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On 1/16/12 11:08 AM, Serhiy Hrechanyy wrote:

m = Basemap(projection = 'npstere', resolution = 'c', lat_0 = 90.,
lon_0 = 0.,
area_thresh = 1000., boundinglat = 40.

)

one get a square map. Is there any way to make the map round, not square?

No.

Thanks, Jeff,

could you suggest any other projection to do the job (round polar plot).

'ortho' makes a round map, but goes almost till Equator (I would rather prefer 40�)

Do 'npaeqd' and 'nplaea' make only "squares" as well?

Yes, they all make squares. Why is it so important the plot be round?

Well, it is definitely not a matter of life or death. Just think that round polar plots look a bit nicer.

I haven't tried your workaround solution yet (must do something urgent first). But thanks a lot for your help and of course for the Basemap. Very helpful tool even with square maps))!!

Serhiy

Serhiy: I've added this feature to my github fork (https://github.com/jswhit/basemap). You just specify 'round=True' when creating the pole-centered basemap. Meridian labels are not working yet though.

-Jeff

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On 1/17/12 3:50 AM, Serhiy Hrechanyy wrote:

Yes, they all make squares. Why is it so important the plot be round?

Well, it is definitely not a matter of life or death. Just think that round polar plots look a bit nicer.

I haven't tried your workaround solution yet (must do something urgent first). But thanks a lot for your help and of course for the Basemap. Very helpful tool even with square maps))!!

Serhiy