Alexander Barth wrote:
> Hi all,
> I want to implement a web map server (WMS) using matplotlib/basemap.
> The client of WMS does specify the bounding box in lon/lat and width
> and height of the image. The spec requires that the server produces
> such images without blank spaces around the image. The image might
> thus have a wrong aspect ratio and it is up to the client of the WMS
> to display the image correctly.
> I ran in exactly the same problem as described here:
> But I found as work around to this problem. If the aspect ratio of the
> axis is set to auto (ax.set_aspect("auto")) before the figure is
> saved, then one obtains a stretched figure (as required). Is this a
> proper solution, are just a trick that will probably no longer work in
> future version of basemap? I'm asking because the previous emails on
> this issue indicate that basemap is intended to produce always images
> in the correct aspect ratio.
> Thanks and regards
Alexander. Basemap now has a 'fix_aspect' kwarg. If you set it to
False, I think you can get what you want (the default is True). Let me
know if it doesn't.