Connection Map


A connection map allows to show the connection between several positions on a map. The link between 2 places can be drawn with a straight line, or more commonly using great circles: the shortest route between them. The earth beeing a sphere, it results in arcs that give a really pleasant look to the map.

Background map with Basemap

Basemap is probably the best option to draw a connection map with python. It provides a function calleddrawgreatcircle() that draws the connection using great circles. Great circles are arcs that gives a better appearance than straight lines.



This is the result when you visualize the connection between 7 major world cities:

A connection map between 7 cities made with Python and Basemap

Contact

👋 This document is a work by Yan Holtz. Any feedback is highly encouraged. You can fill an issue on Github, drop me a message onTwitter, or send an email pasting yan.holtz.data with gmail.com.

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