Programming language: Python
License: BSD 3-clause "New" or "Revised" License
Latest version: v0.18.0

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Cartopy is a Python package designed to make drawing maps for data analysis and visualisation easy.

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Cartopy is a Python package designed to make drawing maps for data analysis and visualisation easy.

It features:

  • object oriented projection definitions
  • point, line, polygon and image transformations between projections
  • integration to expose advanced mapping in Matplotlib with a simple and intuitive interface
  • powerful vector data handling by integrating shapefile reading with Shapely capabilities

Documentation can be found at https://scitools.org.uk/cartopy/docs/latest/.

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Credits, copyright and license

Cartopy is developed collaboratively under the SciTools umberella.

A full list of codecontributors ("Cartopy contributors") can be found at https://github.com/SciTools/cartopy/graphs/contributors.

Code is just one of many ways of positively contributing to Cartopy, please see our [contributing guide](.github/CONTRIBUTING.md) for more details on how you can get involved.

Cartopy is released under a LGPL license with a shared copyright model. See [COPYING](COPYING) and [COPYING.LESSER](COPYING.LESSER) for full terms.

The Met Office has made a significant contribution to the development, maintenance and support of this library. All Met Office contributions are copyright on behalf of the British Crown.

*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the Cartopy README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.