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Project stem plot on map axes


h = stem3m(lat,lon,z)
h = stem3m(lat,lon,z,LineType)
h = stem3m(lat,lon,z,PropertyName,PropertyValue,...)


h = stem3m(lat,lon,z) displays a stem plot on the current map axes. Stems are located at the points (lat,lon) and extend from an altitude of 0 to the values of z. The coordinate inputs should be in the same AngleUnits as the map axes. It is important to note that the selection of z-values will greatly affect the 3-D look of the plot. Regardless of AngleUnits, the x and y limits of the map axes are at most -π to +π and -π/2 to +π/2, respectively. This means that for most purposes, appropriate z values would be on the order of 1 to 3, not 10 to 30. The axes DataAspectRatio property can be used to adjust the appearance of the graphic. The handles of the displayed stem lines can be returned in h.

h = stem3m(lat,lon,z,LineType) defines the style of the stem plot's lines, specified by a linespec.

h = stem3m(lat,lon,z,PropertyName,PropertyValue,...) allows any property/value pair recognized by the MATLAB® line function to be specified for the stems.

A stem plot displays data as lines extending normal to the xy-plane, in this case, on a map.


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Project a stem plot on a map axes.

load coastlines
axesm sinusoid; 
h = framem; 
ptlat = [0 30 30 -50 -78]';
ptlon = [0 30 -70 65 -35]';
ptz = [1 1.5 2 .5 1]';

Figure contains an axes. The axes contains 4 objects of type patch, line.

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Introduced before R2006a