The objective of this tutorial was to show how to use Basemap, since the installation part is very well documented at the official docs.

In my case, I used Basemap in several Linux configurations.

  • Using Ubuntu I used the Synaptic to install the library and its dependencies.
  • Using an older Suse I used the source code

There is a blog post explaining all the options

Downloading the tutorial

All the files, including the documentation and the sample files are at GitHub:

If you have GIT installed, you can clone the project by typing