General Perspective

The general perspective projection imitates the view of the Earth from a finite point in space. In a full view of the earth one third of its surface area can be seen.

lon0/lat0/altitude/azimuth/tilt/twist/Width/Height/scale or width

lon0/lat0 specifies the projection center, altitude the height in km of the viewpoint above local sea level (If altitude is less than 10, then it is the distance from the center of the earth to the viewpoint in earth radii). With azimuth the direction (in degrees) in which you are looking is specified, measured clockwise from north. tilt is given in degrees and is the viewing angle relative to zenith. A tilt of 0° is looking straight down, 60° is looking 30° above horizon. twist is the clockwise rotation of the image (in degrees). Width and Height describe the viewport angle in degrees.

The example shows the coast of northern europe viewed from 250 km above sea level looking 30° from north at a tilt of 45°. The height and width of the viewing angle is both 60°, which imitates viewing with naked eye.

../../_images/sphx_glr_azim_general_perspective_001.png

Out:

<IPython.core.display.Image object>

import pygmt

fig = pygmt.Figure()
fig.coast(
    projection="G4/52/250/30/45/0/60/60/5i",
    region="g",
    frame=["x10g10", "y5g5"],
    land="gray",
)
fig.show()

Total running time of the script: ( 0 minutes 3.454 seconds)

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