python-mpltoolkits.basemap - matplotlib toolkit to plot on map projections

Distribution: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository: Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package name: python-mpltoolkits.basemap
Package version: 1.0.7+dfsg
Package release: 3build2
Package architecture: amd64
Package type: deb
Installed size: 875 B
Download size: 230.70 KB
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The matplotlib basemap toolkit is a library for plotting 2D data on maps in Python. It is similar in functionality to the matlab mapping toolbox, the IDL mapping facilities, GrADS, or the Generic Mapping Tools. PyNGL and CDAT are other libraries that provide similar capabilities in Python. Basemap does not do any plotting on its own, but provides the facilities to transform coordinates to one of 23 different map projections (using the PROJ.4 C library). Matplotlib is then used to plot contours, images, vectors, lines or points in the transformed coordinates. Shoreline, river and political boundary datasets (from Generic Mapping Tools) are provided, along with methods for plotting them. The GEOS library is used internally to clip the coastline and political boundary features to the desired map projection region. Basemap provides facilities for reading data in netCDF and Shapefile formats, as well as directly over http using OPeNDAP. This functionality is provided through the PyDAP client, and a Python interface to the Shapefile C library. Basemap is geared toward the needs of earth scientists, particular oceanographers and meteorologists. The author originally wrote Basemap to help in his research (climate and weather forecasting), since at the time CDAT was the only other tool in Python for plotting data on map projections. Over the years, the capabilities of Basemap have evolved as scientists in other disciplines (such as biology, geology and geophysics) requested and contributed new features.


    Source package: basemap

    Install Howto

    1. Update the package index:
      # sudo apt-get update
    2. Install python-mpltoolkits.basemap deb package:
      # sudo apt-get install python-mpltoolkits.basemap


    • /usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/
    • /usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/basemap-1.0.7.egg-info
    • /usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/mpl_toolkits/basemap/
    • /usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/mpl_toolkits/basemap/
    • /usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/mpl_toolkits/basemap/
    • /usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/mpl_toolkits/basemap/
    • /usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/mpl_toolkits/basemap/
    • /usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/mpl_toolkits/basemap/
    • /usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/mpl_toolkits/basemap/
    • /usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/mpl_toolkits/basemap/
    • /usr/share/doc/python-mpltoolkits.basemap/FAQ
    • /usr/share/doc/python-mpltoolkits.basemap/README.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/python-mpltoolkits.basemap/changelog.Debian.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/python-mpltoolkits.basemap/copyright


    2016-01-19 - Matthias Klose <> basemap (1.0.7+dfsg-3build2) xenial; urgency=medium * No-change rebuild to drop python3.4 support.

    2015-08-12 - Martin Pitt <> basemap (1.0.7+dfsg-3build1) wily; urgency=medium * No-change rebuild against libgeos-c1v5

    2015-08-02 - Sandro Tosi <> basemap (1.0.7+dfsg-3) unstable; urgency=medium * debian/control - set me as Maintainer, team as Uploaders

    2015-02-07 - Sandro Tosi <> basemap (1.0.7+dfsg-2) experimental; urgency=medium * debian/control - added scipy to Suggests, needed for some interpolation routines - added python-owslib to Suggests, needed to retrieve images using WMS servers - bump Standards-Version to 3.9.6 (no changes needed) - update Homepage field * Switch to dh_python2 * Introduce a proper -dbg package * Add py3k packages; thanks to Eike von Seggern for report; Closes: #776604 * debian/copyright - extend packaging copyright years

    2014-01-11 - Sandro Tosi <> basemap (1.0.7+dfsg-1) unstable; urgency=low [ Jakub Wilk ] * Add Vcs-* fields. * Fix a typo in the package description. [ Sandro Tosi ] * New upstream release * patch refreshed * debian/copyright - extended packaging copyright years - use the right URL for Format header - added reference to local file for GPL-2 license * debian/control - bump Standards-Version to 3.9.5 (no changes needed) - update Homepage field * debian/watch - mangle local version

    2013-04-12 - Sandro Tosi <> basemap (1.0.6+dfsg-1) experimental; urgency=low * new upstream release * debian/copyright - extended Debian packaging years - added new upstream files * debian/patches/{fix_ftbfs_with_geos3.3, use_share_datafiles} - updated to new upstream code

    2012-08-10 - Sandro Tosi <> basemap (1.0.5+dfsg-1) experimental; urgency=low * new upstream release * debian/patches/* - refresh patches * debian/control - add python-tk to b-d, needed to have a fully functional matplotlib module * debian/rules - fix a FTBFS when building the documentation * debian/patches/use_share_datafiles - use BASEMAPDATA variable also in, so that we can pass a local directory when building doc

    2012-06-15 - Sandro Tosi <> basemap (1.0.3+dfsg-2) unstable; urgency=low * debian/rules - set MPLCONFIGDIR to a writable directory, so it won't fail to build the doc; thanks to Lucas Nussbaum for the report; Closes: #676058

    2012-05-28 - Sandro Tosi <> basemap (1.0.3+dfsg-1) unstable; urgency=low * New upstream release - removed geos-3.3.3 from tarball, hence the dfsg tag * debian/copyright - updated for new upstream code - extended packaging copyright years * debian/patches/dont_compile_nad2bin_on_clean - removed, merged upstream * debian/patches/use_share_datafiles - updated for new upstream code

    2012-05-04 - Sandro Tosi <> basemap (1.0.2-3) unstable; urgency=low * debian/rules - remove leftover from build process, so the package can be built twice in a row; thanks to Jakub Wilk for the report; Closes: #671162 - use xz compression; thanks Julian Taylor for the report and patch; Closes: #654651