Maps & Cartography

The Wolfram Language has fully integrated capabilities for creating highly customized maps, as well as detailed built-in geographic information about all parts of the world. Maps in the Wolfram Language are defined both by geometric and graphical primitives, and by actual geographic entities, which can be entered using free-form linguistics.

Geographic Visualization »

GeoListPlot plot points or regions on maps

GeoBubbleChart plot values using bubble sizes on a map

GeoRegionValuePlot create geographic heat maps

GeoSmoothHistogram create smooth intensities of locations on a map

GeoHistogram create binned intensities of locations on a map

GeoVectorPlot  ▪  GeoStreamPlot

Map Creation

GeoGraphics create maps based on detailed worldwide geographic information

DynamicGeoGraphics create a dynamic interactive map that can be panned and zoomed

GeoImage high-resolution satellite imagery of any region in the world

Coordinates »

GeoPosition a position on the Earth

Here inferred user location

Quantity quantity with units (e.g. km, miles) entered using

DMSString, DMSList convert to DMS notation

FromDMS convert from DMS to decimal degrees

Display Elements »

Point point at a particular geographic location

Line straight line on the projected map

GeoPath path on the surface of the Earth (geodesic, rhumb, etc.)

Arrow arrow styling on a line or path

Polygon polygon on the projected map

GeoPolygon polygon on the surface of the Earth

GeoDisk, GeoCircle disk, circle of given radius on the surface of the Earth

Disk, Circle disk, circle on the projected map

Style  ▪  Red  ▪  RGBColor  ▪  Opacity  ▪  EdgeForm  ▪  Thickness  ▪  Dashing  ▪  ...

GeoGroup group geo objects for purposes of styling

GeoHemisphere, GeoHemisphereBoundary hemispheres of the Earth

GeoVisibleRegion, GeoVisibleRegionBoundary visible region from an elevated point

DayHemisphere  ▪  NightHemisphere  ▪  DayNightTerminator

GeoBoundsRegion, GeoBoundsRegionBoundary region bounded by lat, long lines

Map Annotation

GeoMarker pushpin marker on the surface of the Earth

"Icon" icons for many common types of points of interest

Text arbitrary typeset text at any position

Tooltip tooltip attached to a geo object

PopupWindow popup window attached to a geo object

Mouseover mouseover effect associated with any geographic region or element

GeoLabels whether to label supplied geo objects

Map Styles

GeoStyling styling for rendering any region ("OutlineMap", "StreetMap", "ReliefMap", ...)

Image arbitrary image to use in rendering any geographic region

GeoStylingImageFunction arbitrary image processing for geo style images

GeoBackground background map style to be used

GeoZoomLevel zoom level determining amount of detail (typically from 1 to 18)

GeoResolution average pixel-to-pixel distance, determining level of detail

GeoScaleBar what scale bar to show on a map

Map Positioning

GeoRange geographic region to cover in a map (specified by coordinates or entities)

GeoCenter  ▪  GeoRangePadding

GeoGridRange, GeoGridRangePadding region to cover, specified by projected ranges

GeoDisk represent a region around a point, with radius given by a quantity with units

Map Projections »

GeoProjection projection to use ("Mercator", "Equirectangular", "Robinson", ...)

GeoProjectionData detailed data on all standard map projections

GeoGridLines  ▪  GeoGridLinesStyle

GeoGridPosition transform geo positions according to a projection

GeoModel overall geodetic model to assume

GeoGridUnitDistance local geo distance corresponding to a unit of map distance

GeoGridUnitArea local geo area corresponding to a unit of map area

GeoGridDirectionDifference local angular change under projection

Geographic Entities »

Entity countries, cities and other geographic entities, entered e.g. using

Country HistoricalCountry City AdministrativeDivision ...

Ocean River Mountain Volcano ...

Building Bridge Airport University ...

Travel Visualization »

TravelDirections path for travel by car, walking, etc.

Geographically Linked Data »

GeoElevationData  ▪  WeatherData  ▪  AirTemperatureData  ▪  ...

LocalTime  ▪  Sunrise  ▪  ...

Geographic Measures »

GeoDistance distance between points or entities on the Earth

GeoDirection direction between points or entities

TravelDistance  ▪  TravelTime

GeoBoundary boundary of a 2D geographic region

GeoArea area of a geographic region

GeoLength  ▪  GeoDistanceList  ▪  TravelDistanceList  ▪  ...

Importing Geospatial Data »

Import import data, maintaining symbol structure, annotations, etc.

"SHP"  ▪  "GeoJSON"  ▪  "SDTS"  ▪  "USGSDEM"  ▪  "TIGER"  ▪  "SP3"  ▪  ...