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Bedmap2 Toolbox for Matlab


Chad Greene (view profile)


26 Jun 2013 (Updated )

Get Bedmap2 data into Matlab. Several tools for data access, interpolation, and plotting.

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* * * New in February 2015: * * *
* Data loading, interpolation, and plotting are *much* faster and more powerful.
* Matlab's Mapping Toolbox is no longer required to load data, interpolate, or make simple plots, although the Mapping Toolbox is required for some fancy features.
* Check out the new bedmap2_profile function.
This version uses tiff-formatted data. If you've installed a previous version, you'll have to re-run the installation script, but this installation is much faster than previous versions.
If you do not currently have the Bedmap2 data on your computer, the bedmap2_install.m file will download it for you.
More on Bedmap2 can be found here:


Antarctic Mapping Tools and Ibcso International Bathymetric Chart Of The Southern Ocean Toolbox inspired this file.

This file inspired Sodb Southern Ocean Database Toolbox, Nsidc Download, How To Drape Landsat Images Over Bedmap2 Topography, Ramp Radarsat Antarctic Mapping Project, Glaciology Fake Book, Antarctic Geoid Conversions, Ice Shelf Tidal Flexure Interpolator, Antarctic Gravity Data, Ice Flowlines, Cryo Sat 2 Dem, Bamber Et Al. Antarctic Dem, and How To Estimate Subglacial Water Routes.

Required Products Image Processing Toolbox
Mapping Toolbox
MATLAB release MATLAB 8.0 (R2012b)
MATLAB Search Path
Other requirements A fast internet connection for the installation script. No internet connection required after installation. This package also requires the Antarctic Mapping Tools available on File Exchange. Mapping Toolbox is required for some features.
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Comments and Ratings (2)
05 May 2016 Mark Brandon

This is great. Thanks so much Chad.

07 Apr 2016 Peter Gorham  
08 Jul 2013 1.1

v1.01: Edited Example 9 and added Example 10.

09 Jul 2013 1.2

Fixed an error relation to pixel reference location. If you used a previous version, be sure to rerun bedmap2_runfirst.m using Version 1.2 or later.

29 Oct 2013 1.3

Several added features: scalebar, scarlabel, zoom, contouring, just to name a few.

11 Nov 2013 1.4

Added drainage basins and ASAID grounding lines.

12 Nov 2013 1.5

fixed a typo in bedmap2_interp

18 Nov 2013 1.6

Fixed a bug in bedmap2_interp, expanded documentation, increased robustness of install scripts.

02 Dec 2013 1.7

v2.25: improved install error handling, changed default inset frame setting in bedmap2_zoom, documentation edits.

04 Feb 2014 1.8

Removed dependency on deg2rad and rad2deg. Added examples in documentation.

26 Mar 2014 1.9

Typo fixes in the header files. Functionality unchanged.

14 May 2014 1.10

v2.30: Added support for WGS84 elevations; added cubic, spline, and nearest-neighbor interpolation; changed default contour colors from blue to black, added colorbar location options.

23 Aug 2014 1.11

Adapted into a plugin for the Antarctic Mapping Tools package.

26 Aug 2014 1.12

Version 3.0.

26 Feb 2015 1.13

Switch to tiff-based data, reduced dependence on Mapping Toolbox, much faster data loading and plotting, addition of bedmap2_profile.

03 Aug 2015 4.1

Minor bug fix in bedmap2_profile.

03 Sep 2015 4.2

Updated contouring in the bedmap2 plotting function. Contouring now follows Matlab's contouring syntax.

02 Dec 2015 4.3

Fixed some bugs in bedmap2_profile.

16 Dec 2015 4.4

Added bedmap2_dist function.

16 Dec 2015 4.4

bedmap2_data now returns double precision.

22 Jan 2016 4.5

Plotting bedmap2('gl',...'xy') and bedmap2('coast',...'xy') are now much faster. Also fixed a bug where bedmap2_data was calling the rock mask when user requested Vostok mask.

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