Version 0.5 (December 7, 2012)

This document explains the new/changed features of cartopy in version 0.5.

Release 0.5 of cartopy continues the work to expand the feature-set of cartopy to encompass common operations, and provide performance improvements.


A summary of the main features added with version 0.5:

  • An improved feature API to support future expansion and sophistication, and a wider range of pre-defined Natural Earth datasets.

  • A new features API is now available, see Using the cartopy shapereader.



  • The method Axes.natural_earth_shp() has been replaced by the method Axes.add_feature() and the cartopy.feature module.