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File:Pacific Ocean laea location map.svg


English: Location map of Pacific Ocean.
  • Projection: Lambert azimuthal equal-area projection.
  • Area of interest:
  • N: 60.0° N
  • S: -80.0° N
  • W: -260.0° E
  • E: -70.0° E
  • Projection centre:
  • NS: -10.0° N
  • WE: -165.0° E
  • GMT projection: -JA-165.0/-10.0/180/19.998266666666666c
  • GMT region: -R-320.2519138145009/-12.459450078533589/-5.473602099069988/26.40516525873812r
  • Land and shoreline: 1:110m Natural Earth Datasets, borders 1:50m
Date 1 February 2012
Source Own work
Author Tentotwo

Shell script for generating the map using GMT

# Set common options
# Get Natural Earth datafiles
echo "Downloading datafiles from"
wget -nv -nc \\\
echo "...done\n"
echo "Inflating archives"
unzip 110m\*.zip
echo "...done\n"
echo "Converting shapefiles to GMT"
ogr2ogr -F GMT 110m_land.gmt 110m_land.shp
ogr2ogr -F GMT 110m_coastline.gmt 110m_coastline.shp
ogr2ogr -F GMT 50m_borders.gmt ne_50m_admin_0_boundary_lines_land.shp
echo "...done\n"
echo "Creating maps"
GMT psxy -m -J$PROJECTION -R$REGION --PAGE_COLOR=198/236/255  --POLAR_CAP=none --PAPER_MEDIA=A3  --BASEMAP_TYPE=plain --BASEMAP_AXES=NESW --FRAME_PEN=0.15p,black 110m_land.gmt -K -G254/254/233 > $FILENAME
GMT psxy -m -J$PROJECTION -R$REGION 110m_coastline.gmt -O -K -W0.535p,9/120/171  >> $FILENAME
GMT psxy -m -J$PROJECTION -R$REGION 50m_borders.gmt -O -W100/100/100  >> $FILENAME
echo "...done\n"
echo "You can now open $FILENAME in Inkscape to clean up the file and save it as SVG. You should add an ocean coloured background and simplify the graticules using CTRL+L."


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