Cartopy - a cartographic python library with matplotlib support
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Cartopy

Cartopy is a Python package designed to make drawing maps for data analysis and visualisation easy.

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Overview

Cartopy is a Python package designed to make drawing maps for data analysis and visualisation easy.

It features:

  • object oriented projection definitions
  • point, line, polygon and image transformations between projections
  • integration to expose advanced mapping in Matplotlib with a simple and intuitive interface
  • powerful vector data handling by integrating shapefile reading with Shapely capabilities

Documentation can be found at http://scitools.org.uk/cartopy/docs/latest/.

Get in touch

  • Ask usage questions on StackOverflow.
  • For less well defined questions, ideas, general discussion or announcements of related projects use the Google Group.
  • Report bugs, suggest features or view the source code on GitHub.

License and copyright

Cartopy is licensed under GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPLv3).

Development occurs on GitHub at https://github.com/SciTools/cartopy, with a contributor's license agreement (CLA) that can be found at http://scitools.org.uk/governance.html.

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