I'm trying to plot a sector of the world in basemap using an orthographic projection and I would like to have a shadedrelief background.
If I don't use shadedrelief everything works fine:
import numpy as np from mpl_toolkits.basemap import Basemap import matplotlib.pyplot as plt fig = plt.figure() ax = fig.add_subplot(111) m = Basemap(projection='ortho',lon_0 = 0, lat_0 = 40, llcrnrx=-3000000, llcrnry=1000000, urcrnrx=3000000, urcrnry=7000000, resolution = 'l') m.drawcoastlines() m.fillcontinents(color='coral',lake_color='aqua') # draw parallels and meridians. m.drawparallels(np.arange(-90.,120.,30.)) m.drawmeridians(np.arange(0.,420.,60.)) m.drawmapboundary(fill_color='aqua')
Apparently the problem is that the background is not restricted to the bounding box I set in the basemap command. I tried also with other backgrounds (e.g. bluemarble) but they have the same problem.
Does anyone know how to fix this? I searched online but I didn't found anything unfortunately.