A library providing cartographic tools for python.
Some of the key features of cartopy are:
- 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
- work-in-progress mechanisms for accessing specialist data such as those from the "Shuttle Radar Topography
Mission” (SRTM) and the "Global Self-consistent, Hierarchical, High-resolution Shoreline” database (GSHHS).
The latest release documentation for cartopy can be found at here, for other versions see the documentation page.
Cartopy is published under an LGPLv3 licence.
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