Geographic Plots

Visualize data on maps

Functions

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geoplotPlot line in geographic coordinates
geoscatterScatter chart in geographic coordinates
geobubbleVisualize data values at specific geographic locations
geodensityplotGeographic density plot
geobasemapSet or query basemap
geolimitsSet or query geographic limits
geoaxesCreate geographic axes
geotickformatSet or query geographic tick label format

Properties

GeographicAxes PropertiesControl geographic axes appearance and behavior
GeographicBubbleChart PropertiesControl geographic bubble chart appearance and behavior
GeographicRuler PropertiesControl appearance and behavior of axis with geographic values
GeographicScalebar Properties Control appearance and behavior of scale bar in geographic axes
DensityPlot PropertiesControl appearance and behavior of density plot

Topics

Geographic Plots

Plot in Geographic Coordinates

If you have data that is associated with specific geographic locations, use a geographic axes or chart to visualize your data on a map and provide visual context.

Pan and Zoom Behavior in Geographic Axes and Charts

The geographic axes and charts plot data over a map. You can pan and zoom in and out on the map.

Data Tips on Geographic Axes

If you hover over a data item displayed in a geographic axes, you can view a data tip that contains information about the data item.

Specify Map Limits with Geographic Axes

You can change the latitude and longitude limits of the map in a geographic axes or chart programmatically using the geolimits function.

Customize Layout of Geographic Axes

This example shows how to use Geographic Axes properties to customize its layout.

Basemaps

Basemaps in Geographic Axes and Charts

The geographic axes and chart functions plot data over a map, called a basemap.

Basemap Caching Behavior in Geographic Axes and Charts

When you access a basemap over the internet, the geographic axes or chart caches the basemap tiles to improve performance.

Access Basemaps in MATLAB

Geographic axes and charts plot data over a basemap. You can download these basemaps and install them on your local system.

Troubleshoot Geographic Axes or Chart Basemap Connection

Often, the geographic axes or chart requires an internet connection to retrieve basemap data from the MathWorks®. This topic describes how to check your connection.

Geographic Density Plots

View Cyclone Track Data in Geographic Density Plot

This example shows how to view cyclone tracking data in a geographic density plot.

View Density of Cellular Tower Placement

This example shows how to use a geographic density plot to view the density of cellular tower placement in California.

Deployment

Deploy Geographic Axes and Charts

You can deploy a MATLAB® application that uses a geographic axes or chart.