Custom symbols

The pygmt.Figure.plot method can plot individual custom symbols by passing the corresponding symbol name together with the k shortcut to the style parameter. In total 41 custom symbols are already included of which the following plot shows five exemplary ones. The symbols are shown underneath their corresponding names. For the remaining symbols see the GMT cookbook https://docs.generic-mapping-tools.org/latest/cookbook/custom-symbols.html.

custom symbols

Out:

<IPython.core.display.Image object>

import pygmt

fig = pygmt.Figure()
fig.basemap(region=[0, 8, 0, 3], projection="X12c/4c", frame=True)

# define pen and fontstlye for annotations
pen = "1p,black"
font = "15p,Helvetica-Bold"

# use the volcano symbol with a size of 1.5c,
# fill color is set to "seagreen"
fig.plot(x=1, y=1.25, style="kvolcano/1.5c", pen=pen, color="seagreen")
fig.text(x=1, y=2.5, text="volcano", font=font)

# use the astroid symbol with a size of 1.5c,
# fill color is set to "red3"
fig.plot(x=2.5, y=1.25, style="kastroid/1.5c", pen=pen, color="red3")
fig.text(x=2.5, y=2.5, text="astroid", font=font)

# use the flash symbol with a size of 1.5c,
# fill color is set to "darkorange"
fig.plot(x=4, y=1.25, style="kflash/1.5c", pen=pen, color="darkorange")
fig.text(x=4, y=2.5, text="flash", font=font)

# use the star4 symbol with a size of 1.5c,
# fill color is set to "dodgerblue4"
fig.plot(x=5.5, y=1.25, style="kstar4/1.5c", pen=pen, color="dodgerblue4")
fig.text(x=5.5, y=2.5, text="star4", font=font)

# use the hurricane symbol with a size of 1.5c,
# fill color is set to "magenta4"
fig.plot(x=7, y=1.25, style="khurricane/1.5c", pen=pen, color="magenta4")
fig.text(x=7, y=2.5, text="hurricane", font=font)

fig.show()

Total running time of the script: ( 0 minutes 1.646 seconds)

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