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Vector and Raster Map Display

Display vector or raster data on map


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geoshowDisplay map latitude and longitude data
mapshowDisplay map data without projection
makesymbolspecCreate vector layer symbol specification
displaymDisplay geographic data from display structure
plotmProject 2-D lines and points on map axes
plot3mProject 3-D lines and points on map axes
linemProject line object on map axes
fillmProject filled 2-D patch objects on map axes
fill3mProject filled 3-D patch objects on map axes
patchmProject patch objects on map axes
patchesmProject patches on map axes as individual objects
geoplotPlot points, lines, and polygons in geographic axes
pcolormProject regular data grid on map axes in z = 0 plane
meshmProject regular data grid on map axes
surfmProject geolocated data grid on map axes
grid2imageDisplay regular data grid as image
cart2grnTransform projected coordinates to Greenwich system
grn2eqaConvert from Greenwich to equal area coordinates
eqa2grnConvert from equal area to Greenwich coordinates


Point PropertiesGeographic point appearance and behavior
Line PropertiesGeographic chart line appearance and behavior
Polygon PropertiesGeographic polygon appearance and behavior


Vector Map Display

Raster Map Display

  • Types of Data Grids and Raster Display Functions
    You can display regular and geolocated data grids in many ways, such as a 2-D indexed image where color represents the data value, or as a 3-D surface with light shading.
  • Fit Gridded Data to the Graticule
    A graticule is a grid of meridians and parallels used to guide the placement of features on a map. Using a finer graticule can give greater precision at the cost of more effort and time.
  • Create 3-D Displays with Raster Data
    This example shows how to create a 3-D display of raster data, where the z-coordinate represents the data values. Change the viewpoint to get the appearance of depth in the map.