Working with Map Projections Course
Working with Map Projections is a one-day course for those who want a comprehensive overview and introduction to the way map projections can be set up and used in IDL. Course participants receive a complementary copy of the Coyote Graphics Map Projection programs.
Working with Map Projections Overview
- Working with Map Projections
- Which map projection routines should you use: Map_Set or Map_Proj_Init?
- What do datums have to do with map projections?
- What are projected coordinates and why are they important?
- Warping data into map projections (images and contours)
- Creating map projections for projected images
- Automatic georegistration of GeoTiff images
- Finding the map boundary
- Creating arrays of latitudes and longitudes for your images
- Annotating images: using the GSHHS shore database
- Annotating images: using shapefiles
- Adding continental outlines, map grid lines, and map locations
- Solving problems and working around bugs in IDL's map projection tools
- Sending maps to PostScript, PDF, and raster file output
- Creating your own GeoTiff files
- Basic operating knowledge of computers required.
- No prior knowledge of IDL graphics required.