A library providing cartographic tools for python.
Cartopy is a Python package designed to make drawing maps for data analysis and visualisation as easy as possible. It makes use of the powerful PROJ.4, Numpy and Shapely libraries and has a simple and intuitive drawing interface to matplotlib for creating publication quality maps.
Key features are:
object oriented projection definitions
point, line, polygon and image transformations between projections
integration to expose advanced mapping in matplotlib with a simple and intuitive interface
powerful vector data handling by integrating shapefile reading with Shapely capabilities