python-mpltoolkits.basemap - matplotlib toolkit to plot on map projections

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name python-mpltoolkits.basemap
Package version 1.0.7+dfsg
Package release 1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 1.46 KB
Download size 375.65 KB
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The matplotlib basemap toolkit is a library for plotting 2D data on maps in
Python. It is similar in functionality to the matlab mapping toolbox, the IDL
mapping facilities, GrADS, or the Generic Mapping Tools. PyNGL and CDAT are
other libraries that provide similar capabilities in Python.
Basemap does not do any plotting on its own, but provides the facilities to
transform coordinates to one of 23 different map projections (using the PROJ.4
C library). Matplotlib is then used to plot contours, images, vectors, lines or
points in the transformed coordinates. Shoreline, river and political boundary
datasets (from Generic Mapping Tools) are provided, along with methods for
plotting them. The GEOS library is used internally to clip the coastline and
political boundary features to the desired map projection region.
Basemap provides facilities for reading data in netCDF and Shapefile formats,
as well as directly over http using OPeNDAP. This functionality is provided
through the PyDAP client, and a Python interface to the Shapefile C library.
Basemap is geared toward the needs of earth scientists, particular
oceanographers and meteorologists. The author originally wrote Basemap to help
in his research (climate and weather forecasting), since at the time CDAT was
the only other tool in Python for plotting data on map projections. Over the
years, the capabilities of Basemap have evolved as scientists in other
disciplines (such as biology, geology and geophysics) requested and contributed
new features.


Package Version Architecture Repository
python-mpltoolkits.basemap_1.0.7+dfsg-1_i386.deb 1.0.7+dfsg i386 Debian Main
python-mpltoolkits.basemap - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.14
libgeos-c1 >= 3.4.2
python >= 2.7
python << 2.8
python-matplotlib -
python-mpltoolkits.basemap-data >= 1.0.7+dfsg-1
python-numpy >= 1:1.7-0~b1
python-numpy-abi9 -
python-support >= 0.90.0


Type URL
Binary Package python-mpltoolkits.basemap_1.0.7+dfsg-1_amd64.deb
Source Package basemap

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install python-mpltoolkits.basemap deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install python-mpltoolkits.basemap




2014-01-11 - Sandro Tosi <>
basemap (1.0.7+dfsg-1) unstable; urgency=low
[ Jakub Wilk ]
* Add Vcs-* fields.
* Fix a typo in the package description.
[ Sandro Tosi ]
* New upstream release
* patch refreshed
* debian/copyright
- extended packaging copyright years
- use the right URL for Format header
- added reference to local file for GPL-2 license
* debian/control
- bump Standards-Version to 3.9.5 (no changes needed)
- update Homepage field
* debian/watch
- mangle local version
2013-04-12 - Sandro Tosi <>
basemap (1.0.6+dfsg-1) experimental; urgency=low
* new upstream release
* debian/copyright
- extended Debian packaging years
- added new upstream files
* debian/patches/{fix_ftbfs_with_geos3.3, use_share_datafiles}
- updated to new upstream code
2012-08-10 - Sandro Tosi <>
basemap (1.0.5+dfsg-1) experimental; urgency=low
* new upstream release
* debian/patches/*
- refresh patches
* debian/control
- add python-tk to b-d, needed to have a fully functional matplotlib module
* debian/rules
- fix a FTBFS when building the documentation
* debian/patches/use_share_datafiles
- use BASEMAPDATA variable also in, so that we can pass a local
directory when building doc
2012-06-15 - Sandro Tosi <>
basemap (1.0.3+dfsg-2) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/rules
- set MPLCONFIGDIR to a writable directory, so it won't fail to build the
doc; thanks to Lucas Nussbaum for the report; Closes: #676058
2012-05-28 - Sandro Tosi <>
basemap (1.0.3+dfsg-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release
- removed geos-3.3.3 from tarball, hence the dfsg tag
* debian/copyright
- updated for new upstream code
- extended packaging copyright years
* debian/patches/dont_compile_nad2bin_on_clean
- removed, merged upstream
* debian/patches/use_share_datafiles
- updated for new upstream code
2012-05-04 - Sandro Tosi <>
basemap (1.0.2-3) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/rules
- remove leftover from build process, so the package can be built twice in a
row; thanks to Jakub Wilk for the report; Closes: #671162
- use xz compression; thanks Julian Taylor for the report and patch;
Closes: #654651
2012-03-17 - Sandro Tosi <>
basemap (1.0.2-2) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/patches/fix_ftbfs_with_geos3.3
- fix a FTBFS with geos 3.3; thanks to Andreas Beckmann for the report and
to Francesco P. Lovergine for the patch; Closes: #663403
* debian/{control, rules}
- use dh_numpy
* debian/control
- bump Standards-Version to 3.9.3 (no changes needed)
2011-11-13 - Sandro Tosi <>
basemap (1.0.2-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release
* debian/copyright
- updated
* debian/patches/configure_third_party_modules_installation
- removed, no longer needed
* debian/patches/{dont_install_data_files, use_share_datafiles,
- updated to new upstream code
2011-09-21 - Sandro Tosi <>
basemap (1.0.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial release (Closes: #389638)

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