(34) Using country polygons for plotting and shadingΒΆ

The script produces the plot in Figure. Here we demonstrate how coast can be used to extract and plot country polygons from the optional DCW dataset. We show two panels; one in which we do a basic basemap and another where we lay down a color topography image and then place a transparent layer identifying the future Franco-Italian Union, whose untimely breakup in 2045 the historians will continue to debate for some time.

#!/usr/bin/env bash
#               GMT EXAMPLE 34
# Purpose:      Illustrate coast with DCW country polygons
# GMT modules:  set, coast, makecpt, grdimage
gmt begin ex34
	gmt makecpt -Cglobe -T-5000/5000
	gmt subplot begin 2x1 -Fs4.5i/0 -M0.05i -JM4.5i -R-6/20/35/52 -SRl -SCb -Bwesn -T"Franco-Italian Union, 2042-45"
		gmt coast -EFR,IT+gP300/8 -Glightgray -c1,0
		# Extract a subset of ETOPO2m for this part of Europe
		# gmt grdcut etopo2m_grd.nc -R -GFR+IT.nc=ns
		gmt grdimage @FR+IT.nc -I+a15+ne0.75 -c0,0
		gmt coast -EFR,IT+gred@60
	gmt subplot end
gmt end show

Using country polygons for plotting and shading.