gmt.Figure.basemap

Figure.basemap(**kwargs)

Produce a basemap for the figure.

Several map projections are available, and the user may specify separate tick-mark intervals for boundary annotation, ticking, and [optionally] gridlines. A simple map scale or directional rose may also be plotted.

At least one of the options B, L, or T must be specified.

Full option list at http://gmt.soest.hawaii.edu/doc/latest/basemap.html

Aliases:

  • B = frame
  • J = projection
  • R = region
Parameters:
J : str

Required if this is the first plot command. Select map projection.

R : str or list

Required if this is the first plot command. 'xmin/xmax/ymin/ymax[+r][+uunit]'. Specify the region of interest.

B : str

Set map boundary frame and axes attributes.

D : str

'[unit]xmin/xmax/ymin/ymax[r][+sfile][+t]' Draw a simple map insert box on the map. Requires F.

F : bool or str

Without further options, draws a rectangular border around any map insert (D), map scale (L) or map rose (T).

L : str

'[g|j|J|n|x]refpoint' Draws a simple map scale centered on the reference point specified.

Td : str

Draws a map directional rose on the map at the location defined by the reference and anchor points.

Tm : str

Draws a map magnetic rose on the map at the location defined by the reference and anchor points

U : bool or str

Draw GMT time stamp logo on plot.