This example shows how to use the Mapping Toolbox to create a world map.
A map is a representation of geographic data. Map data represents a set of geographic locations or properties.
Geospatial data is a type of spatial data that is absolutely or relatively positioned on a planet.
Vector geodata consists of sequentially ordered pairs of geographic (latitude, longitude) or projected (x,y) coordinate pairs.
Raster geodata represents map data in matrix format.
Latitude and longitude specify the position of a point on the surface of a planet.
The Earth can be modeled as a perfect sphere, an oblate spheroid, or a geoid.
A map projection transforms a curved surface such as the Earth onto a two-dimensional plane.