Regions.plot(*, ax=None, projection=None, add_label=True, label='number', add_coastlines=True, add_ocean=False, line_kws=None, text_kws=None, resolution='110m', subsample=None, add_land=False, coastline_kws=None, ocean_kws=None, land_kws=None, label_multipolygon='largest', tolerance='auto')

plot map with with region outlines

  • ax (axes handle, optional) – If given uses existing axes (needs to be a cartopy GeoAxes). If not given, uses the current axes or creates a new axes with the specified projection.

  • projection (cartopy projection, default: None) – Defines the projection of the map. If None uses ‘PlateCarree’. See cartopy home page.

  • add_label (bool, default: True) – If true labels the regions.

  • label (‘number’ | ‘name’ | ‘abbrev’, default: ‘number’) – If ‘number’ labels the regions with numbers, if ‘name’ uses the long name of the regions, if ‘short_name’ uses abbreviations of the regions.

  • add_coastlines (bool, default: None) – If None or true plots coastlines. See coastline_kws.

  • add_ocean (bool, default: False) – If true adds the ocean feature. See ocean_kws.

  • line_kws (dict, default: None) – Arguments passed to plot.

  • text_kws (dict, default, None) – Arguments passed to the labels (ax.text).

  • resolution (‘110m’ | ‘50m’ | ‘10m’, default: ‘110m’) – Specify the resolution of the coastline and the ocean dataset. See cartopy for details.

  • add_land (bool, default: False) – If true adds the land feature. See land_kws.

  • coastline_kws (dict, default: None) – Arguments passed to ax.coastlines(). If None uses color="0.4" and lw=0.5.

  • ocean_kws (dict, default: None) – Arguments passed to ax.add_feature(OCEAN). Per default uses the cartopy ocean color and zorder=0.9, lw=0.

  • land_kws (dict, default: None) – Arguments passed to ax.add_feature(LAND). Per default uses the cartopy land color and zorder=0.9, lw=0.

  • label_multipolygon (‘largest’ | ‘all’, default: ‘largest’.) – If ‘largest’ only adds a text label for the largest Polygon of a MultiPolygon. If ‘all’ adds text labels to all of them.

  • tolerance (None | ‘auto’ | float, default: ‘auto’.) – Maximum length of drawn line segments. Can lead to better looking plots on certain maps.

    • None: draw original coordinates

    • float > 0: the maximum (euclidean) length of each line segment.

    • ‘auto’: The tolerance is automatically determined based on the log10 of the largest absolute coordinate. Defaults to 1 for lat/ lon coordinates.


ax (axes handle)


plot internally calls Regions.plot_regions().