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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 https://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.
  • To chat with developers and other users you can use the Gitter Chat

Credits, copyright and license

Cartopy is developed collaboratively under the SciTools umberella.

A full list of codecontributors ("Cartopy contributors") can be found at https://github.com/SciTools/cartopy/graphs/contributors.

Code is just one of many ways of positively contributing to Cartopy, please see our contributing guide for more details on how you can get involved.

Cartopy is released under a LGPL license with a shared copyright model. See COPYING and COPYING.LESSER for full terms.

The Met Office has made a significant contribution to the development, maintenance and support of this library. All Met Office contributions are copyright on behalf of the British Crown.