Plotting over MapPoint maps

Tim Churches tchur at
Tue Aug 17 22:46:58 CEST 2004

On Wed, 2004-08-18 at 02:29, Dr. Colombes wrote:
> Can anyone offer pointers, suggestions on how to overlay coordinate
> (Lat, Long)-based MatPlotLib graphics over a MapPoint map ?

For geographic maps in Python, see Thuban and related projects at

No idea whether it is possible to display MapPoint maps (that's a
proprietary Microsoft map format, isn't it?) in Thuban or overlay
Matplotlib charts.

You might want to look at R instead (see - it
provides facilities to display rudimentary maps, charts and plots and
raster images all in the same graphic. There are also several
geostatistics modules available for it. You can drive R and send and
receive data to/from it via RPy (


Tim C

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