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Overview of Mapping

This section introduces graphic map display considerations as well as information about common map projections. This section does not describe how to create a map display. See the following topic for these resources.

Creating a Map Display

IDL provides interactive and static map display functionality. You can use the iMap iTool to interactively configure a map display. If you prefer a static display, you can use map routines. See the following for details:

Examples of Creating Map Displays

See the following resources in the IDL Reference Guide for examples:

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