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#!/usr/bin/env python
# Plot blue-red-purple election results for the 2016 presidential election.
# Expects the following data files:
# data/state-shapes/st99_d00* from mpl basemap examples directory
# (/usr/share/doc/python-mpltoolkits.basemap-doc/examples/ on debian
# or )
# data//Deleetdk/counties-opendatasoft-2016.csv from
# (full URL:
# )
# Copyright Akkana Peck under the GPLv2 or later, share and enjoy.
# Good tutorial that explains the args (unlike the Basemap doc):
import sys
from mpl_toolkits.basemap import Basemap
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
from matplotlib.patches import Polygon
# We need CSV to parse the county data:
import csv
# but then the county shapes are encoded inside the CSV as JSON, so
import simplejson as json
def map_from_bounding_box(bbox):
'''Draws a map from a bounding box that's a dict with
lllon, lllat, urlon, urlat.
centerlon = float(bbox['lllon'] + bbox['urlon']) / 2.0
centerlat = float(bbox['lllat'] + bbox['urlat']) / 2.0
m = Basemap(resolution='i', # crude, low, intermediate, high, full
llcrnrlon = bbox['lllon'], urcrnrlon = bbox['urlon'],
lon_0 = centerlon,
llcrnrlat = bbox['lllat'], urcrnrlat = bbox['urlat'],
lat_0 = centerlat,
# map.drawmapboundary(fill_color='ivory')
# map.fillcontinents(color='coral', lake_color='aqua')
# m.drawcoastlines()
# m.drawcountries()
# drawstates() is built into basemap -- but then there's no
# way to associate the shapes with state names. Hence the shape files.
# m.drawstates()
# draw state boundaries.
# data from U.S Census Bureau
shp_info = m.readshapefile('data/state-shapes/st99_d00','states',
# Wouldn't it be nice if there was documentation anywhere on what
# readshapefile() does? But there isn't, so:
# After readshapefile(), m will have two new members:
# m.states_info[] is a list of dicts with the following useful info:
# plus the following arcane and undocumented members:
# STATE, ST99_D00_I, SHAPENUM, ST99_D00_
# m.states[] is a list of lists of 2-tuples of numbers, not coordinates,
# like (-745649.3757546246, 6074729.819906185).
# If you want to do anything with the shapes by state name,
# you have to iterate through m.states_info looking for the name,
# note the index, then use that same index into m.states.
return m
def map_county_data(m):
# fp = open("data/alamos.csv")
fp = open("data/Deleetdk/counties-opendatasoft-2016.csv")
reader = csv.DictReader(fp, delimiter=';')
ax = plt.gca() # get current axes instance
for county in reader:
# print county["County"], county["State"]
countyshape = json.loads(county["Geo Shape"])
shapecoords = countyshape["coordinates"]
except Exception, e:
# Some fields don't have GeoShape in this file, like in Alaska.
print county["County"], county["State"], \
": No GeoShape. Or something:", e
# What color is this county?
dem = float(county["Clinton H"])
rep = float(county["Trump D"])
# pop = float(county["Total.Population"])
pop = float(county["votes"])
# print county["County"], ":", dem, rep, pop, county["votes"]
blue = dem/pop
red = rep/pop
color = (red, 0, blue)
# Some counties have a list of lists of coordinate pairs,
# a few big ones have a list of lists of lists of pairs.
# So we need to factor the handling of the final list:
def handle_subregion(subregion):
for coord_pair in subregion:
coord_pair[0], coord_pair[1] = m(coord_pair[0], coord_pair[1])
poly = Polygon(subregion, facecolor=color, edgecolor=color)
if countyshape["type"] == "Polygon":
for subregion in shapecoords:
elif countyshape["type"] == "MultiPolygon":
for subregion in shapecoords:
for sub1 in subregion:
print "Skipping", county["County"], \
"because of unknown type", countyshape["type"]
def init_map():
'''Draw a map of the US, upon which we can graph county results.
bbox = { 'lllon': -119, 'urlon': -64, 'lllat': 22.0, 'urlat': 50. }
m = map_from_bounding_box(bbox)
return m
def show_map():
# This gets rid of most of the extra horizontal whitespace,
# and about half the vertical:
plt.tight_layout(pad=0, w_pad=0, h_pad=0)
plt.title('The Map')
# plt.savefig('test.png')
if __name__ == "__main__":
m = init_map()