WORLDDATAMAP wraps the Mapping Toolbox function WORLDMAP (version 2.1 and higher) and adds data to the map. The data may consist of vector data from shapefiles or surface data from a regular data grid. The displayed vector data depicts boundaries for regions, major lakes and rivers, locations of major cities, and if available in the shapefile, region labels.
This should include all the necessary data instead of forcing the user to find the shape files. For example, trying to run the "worlddatamap cntry02.shp world" example produces an error because cntry02.shp is neither in the zip file nor in the mapping toolbox.
21 Jun 2007
Need a summary of the .shp files added
16 Jan 2007
Why not add a patch so that the user can still use worldhi, etc subroutines? This makes no sense to make the new toolbox NOT backward compatible.
09 Dec 2005
I simply cannot understand why Mathworks has decided to significantly reduce the functionality of MATLAB, but this routine steps into the void. Nevertheless, the documentation could make it easier to find the necessary data for actually plotting the outlines of countries.