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Mapping Toolbox 1.1

New External Data Interface Functions

Function
Purpose
avhrrgoode
Read AVHRR data stored in the Goode Projection
avhrrlambert
Read AVHRR data stored in the Lambert Projection
dted
Read U.S. Department of Defense Digital Terrain Elevation Data (DTED) data
egm96geoid
Read 15-minute gridded geoid heights from the EGM96 geoid model
gshhs
Read Global Self-consistent Hierarchical High-resolution Shoreline data
satbath
Read global 2-minute (4 km) topography form satellite bathymetry
usgs24kdem
Read USGS 1:24,000 (30 m) digital elevation maps
vmap0data
Extract selected data from the Vector Map Level 0 CD-ROMs

New Generalized Functions

These new functions make reading custom formats easier.

Function
Purpose
readfields
Read field or records from a fixed format file
grepfields
Identify matching records in fixed record length files
readmtx
Read a matrix stored in a file

New Projection Functions

Function
Purpose
aitoff
Create a Aitoff projection
bries
Create a Briesemeister's projection
hammer
Create a Hammer projection
ups
Create a Universal Polar Stereographic projection
utm
Create a Universal Transverse Mercator projection
vperspec
Create a Vertical Perspective Azimuthal projection

New Calculate and Plot Projection Distortion Characteristic Functions

Function
Purpose
distortcalc
Calculate distortion parameters for a map projection
mdistort
Display contours of constant distortion on a map

New Atlas Data Interface Functions

Function
Purpose
coast
Access world coastline data
usahi
Access United States vector data
usalo
Access United States vector data
worldlo
Access world vector data

New Map Creation Functions

Function
Purpose
usamap
Create a map of the United States
worldmap
Create a map of a country or a region

New Data Projection Functions

Function
Purpose
contourfm
Project a filled contour map
country2mtx
Create a matrix map for a country in the worldlo database
makemapped
Make an object a mapped object
vec2mtx
Create a regular matrix map from vector data

New or Updated Map Appearance and Interaction Functions

Function
Purpose
axesscale
Resize axes for equivalent scale
scaleruler
Add graphic scale
parallelui
Interactively modify map parallels
polcmap
Create colormaps for political maps
previewmap
View map at printed size
restack
Restack objects within the axes
rotatetext
Rotate text to the projected graticule
scatterm
(Not new) -- Updated to include color scatter plots
tightmap
Remove white space around a map

New Moon Topography Datasets

The Mapping Toolbox 1.1 adds two moon topography datasets from the Clementine satellite dataset: moontopo.mat and moonalb.mat.

Updated Graphical Interface

The maptool command invokes a GUI for working with map data.



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