Adding map of the east coast to plotted lat/longs
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charles atlas on 9 Apr 2015
Answered: Kelly Kearney on 13 Apr 2015
I have a GUI that plots a number of lat/longs all over the east coast and the gulf.
What I want is to underlay a map on the plotted lat/long positions.
Does anyone know how to do that?
If there is a way to do that with a normal figure, then maybe I can figure out how to implement that into my GUI.
R/, C. Atlas
Thomas Koelen on 9 Apr 2015
I'm not sure what kind of filetypes you have so I can't anser fully but have you tried this?
Kelly Kearney on 13 Apr 2015
Do you have the Mapping Toolbox? Do you actually have the data for a map already... geotiff, shapefile, or something like that?
If yes to the Mapping Toolbox, it comes with a few datasets with coastline info (coast.mat, conus.mat, landareas.shp, usastatelo.shp, usastatehi.shp) as well as functions for reading in higher-resolution data that you can download separately.
If you don't have access to the Mapping Toolbox, I recommend m_map. It provides several tools for setting up a basemap for plots.
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