Landmask (NaturalEarth)

The outline of the landmask is obtained from Natural Earth. It is automatically downloaded on-the-fly (but only once) with cartopy and opened with geopandas. The following landmask is currently available:

  • Land 1:110m


If available, it is better to use the landmask of the used data set.

The following imports are necessary for the examples.

In [1]: import regionmask

In [2]: import matplotlib.pyplot as plt



The Caspian Sea is not included in the (land-) mask (see (GH22))!

In [3]: land = regionmask.defined_regions.natural_earth.land_110

In [4]: land.plot(add_label=False, add_ocean=False, coastlines=False);

In [5]: plt.tight_layout()