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Create Simple Maps Using worldmap

This example shows how to create simple axesm-based maps by using the worldmap function.

Set up the map frame, letting the worldmap function pick the projection. This example creates a map of South America.

worldmap 'south america'
axis off

Determine which map projection the worldmap function used by looking at the value of the MapProjection property of the axesm-based map. The value eqdconic stands for Equidistant Conic projection

getm(gca,'MapProjection')
ans = 
'eqdconic'

Use the geoshow function to import sample data for land areas, major rivers, and major cities from shapefiles and display it using color you specify.

geoshow('landareas.shp','FaceColor',[0.5 0.7 0.5])
geoshow('worldrivers.shp','Color', 'blue')
geoshow('worldcities.shp','Marker','.','Color','red')