[Matplotlib-users] What is the fastest way to plot map using Basemap and shapefile?
sundar_ima at rediffmail.com
Thu Feb 11 13:36:39 EST 2016
As the title suggest What is the fastest way to plot map using Basemap and
I have a requirement of plotting 100s of images for a area where basemap
does not have the better resolution. Therefore I have choose to plot
shapefile for boundary and basemap for projection. I have already read this
file https://github.com/matplotlib/basemap/blob/master/examples/hires.py and
it seems to be the way ahead for plotting maps faster. However, when I tried
to do the same example for shapefile, the current axis gets removed. Here
is my work flow:-
import required modeules
# initialise basemap
m = Basemap(projection='merc', llcrnrlat=south, urcrnrlat=north,
llcrnrlon=west, urcrnrlon=east, resolution='c',
# I have a seperate plotting function
def drawmap(data, string1, strin2, strin3):
print 'Plotting the actual map.'
F = plt.gcf() # Gets the current figure for later use
..... do some code
.... some code
# call the drawmap function
drawmap(data, string1, strin2, strin3)
If I use the following line just after Basemap instance all works fine
without any error (though that is what I want as the boundaries wont be
plotted later). The same line included with the def drawmap(data, string1,
strin2, strin3): function also works fine but increases the plot time as it
has to read every time the drawmap function is called.
'ne_10m_admin_0_countries_lakes', drawbounds=True, linewidth=0.7)
Then I tried to pickle the above line from outside the drawmap(data,
string1, strin2, strin3) function and reload it after whenever drawmap is
called. However, I get the following error:-
F.add_axes(cax) # Adds the new axis to the figure as the current
line 901, in add_axes
ValueError: The Axes must have been created in the present figure
Any solution for above or any I dea to plot faster is appreciated.
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