thanks for the response.
I already have & know how to use the GSHHS coastline data; what I need is political boundaries (country borders) data that will coincide with the GSHHS coastline data. In other words, I can't simply use any political boundaries shapefile, since the coastlines will not line up with the various resolutions of the GSHHS coastline data. I hope this makes it a little more clear...
So, I'd like to source the country border data from matplotlib/basemap's GSHHS dataset, and convert it to shapefile format.
can anyone please provide some guidance on how to achieve this?
Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2010 19:43:34 -0500
Subject: Re: [Matplotlib-users] extract country borders data & convert to shapefile
If you just need the GSHHS data in shapefile format, it's available on the NOAA GSHHS website.
If you prefer a direct link [96MB zip file]:
Hope that helps,
-JoeOn Wed, Jun 30, 2010 at 6:34 PM, P. R.M. <email@example.com> wrote:I have a non-matplotlib related project that requires usage of GSHHS dataset shapefiles.
The regular GSHHS dataset doesnt appear to include political boundaries, however the GSHHS dataset used by matplotlib/basemap does include country/border data. I'd like to extract matplotlib/basemap GSHHS country data & convert it to shapefile format.
specifically, the following files that are included with matplotlib/basemap:
how can I convert these files to shapefile format, or where can I get shapefiles that already include this data & that are based on the GSHHS coastline data?
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