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Re: Generic Mapping Tools and Mathematica

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  • Subject: [mg104057] Re: Generic Mapping Tools and Mathematica
  • From: David Reiss <dbreiss at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 17 Oct 2009 07:03:20 -0400 (EDT)
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Just two very quick thoughts.  One is that much that is WorldPlot is
quite old, and much of that is in it is better accessed through
CountryData and GeodesyData.

Another thing that is new in Mathematica version 7 (or was it 6?) are
the various Geo functions such as GeoPostion and so on.  Execute

?*Geo*

 to see some of them.

I hope this helps you get started....

--David
http://scientificarts.com/worklife



On Oct 16, 7:07 am, Tyler <hayes.ty... at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello All:
>
> Just a quick question. Has anyone ever used Mathematica and Generic
> Mapping Tools (GMT) together? I know there is the WorldPlot package,
> but I would like to incorporate fault lines, and data on a regional
> level, states, counties, etc. For example, plotting California and the
> San Andreas fault network is straightforward in GMT. Moreover, the
> datasets already exist.
>
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generic_Mapping_Tools
>
> I've not seen any similar functionality in Mathematica's WorldPlot.
>
> All the examples are colouring of countries in various projections.
> Frankly, not very useful for anyone other than a high school student.
> In effect, it behaves like a glorified geography course, but not ready
> for more accurate geodetic/geophysical research. A seemless way to
> incorporate GMT (and GMT datasets such as fault maps) would make a far
> more usefull application.
>
> Any pointers would be a huge help.
>
> Cheers,
>
> t.



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