Re: Generic Mapping Tools and Mathematica
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- Subject: [mg104079] Re: Generic Mapping Tools and Mathematica
- From: Tyler <hayes.tyler at gmail.com>
- Date: Sun, 18 Oct 2009 05:23:45 -0400 (EDT)
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Hi David: Thanks for pointing me to the "updated" version with CountryData and GeodesyData features. Nonetheless, my problem still remains. I wish to use GMT datasets in Mathematica. For example, how would I plot a detailed map of California with the San Andreas faults with a distribution of gravity changes after an earthquake? Okay, so a little specific. But, GMT has high resolution coastline data and for some countries, state/province boundaries. Further, there exists in the scientific community a wealth of other datasets that contain fault maps for almost every region of the world. As far as I can tell, the GeodesyData and Country provides *only* macro-facts. Country size, geo-location of my computer, etc. I see how the spherical projection functions and calculations will be of great use. What I would like to do is reproduce similar figures as are shown here (look at any on the right hand side): http://projects.crustal.ucsb.edu/mapcat/ Or look at any of the "map" links here: http://dusk.geo.orst.edu/tonga/ Further, I would like to do so using Mathematica. If GMT (freely available) already has the datasets with the proper coordinates, I want to find a way to import that data into Mathematica and create similar images. I was hoping someone else had similar experience with GMT and Mathematica, or at least, an alternative way to reproduce similar images. CountryData and GeodesyData as of yet, do not have that capability from what I can tell. Cheers, t.