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gsn_map

Creates and draws a map.

Prototype

load "$NCARG_ROOT/lib/ncarg/nclscripts/csm/gsn_code.ncl"

	function gsn_map (
		wks        [1] : graphic,  
		projection [1] : string,   
		res        [1] : logical   
	)

	return_val [1] :  graphic

Arguments

wks

A Workstation identifier. The identifier is one returned either from calling gsn_open_wks or calling create to create a Workstation object.

projection

The map projection to use.

res

A variable containing an optional list of plot resources, attached as attributes. Set to True if you want the attached attributes to be applied, and False if you either don't have any resources to set, or you don't want the resources applied.

Return value

A scalar id of the map plot created is returned. This is useful if you want to use setvalues to change some plot options after this function has been called.

Description

This function creates and draws a map plot on the given workstation. For a valid list of map projections, see the projections associated with the mpProjection resource.

You should use gsn_csm_map if you want a more customized contour plot and/or if your data has coordinate arrays.

Here's comparison between using a "gsn_csm" mapping function, and a generic "gsn" function (click on either thumbnail for a larger view):

gsn_csm gsn generic

To maximize the area that the plot is drawn in, set the special resource gsnMaximize to True.

See Also

gsn_csm_map, gsn_csm_map_ce, gsn_csm_map_polar
Special gsn resources

Examples

For some application examples, see: