Originally Posted by AriMB
I generated the maps with python's matplotlib and Basemap. The libraries weren't particularly well documented or easy to use, so there may be a way to increase the resolution that I didn't see.
You can find a csv file with each of the team and event coordinates, and the TBA event type number* here
. The team coordinates are from FIRSTmap
and the event coordinates are from TBA. I'm interested in seeing how you can use this data.
*0=Regional, 1=District, 2=DCMP, all other events excluded
Yeah... basemap is good for sanity checks at large(r) scales and not much else, i.e. it's fine for plotting a satellite trajectory w/ point data, but falls apart when you need it for actual location on the map. (There may be a way to increase the pyrimid level (resolution) that I am not aware of.)
A better option would be to use cartopy to bring in a shape layer of state outlines, (maybe add US_Major_Roads while you're at it), add the team data, and project it.
I think I will try to get my travel times script going and use that data, I may manually throw together an event chart as discribed in ny previous post. Off the top of my head matplotlib is the only package I know of that has a fighting chance of doing it automatically. Qfter that I think a custom expression in adobe may be the only real option (or generate it with custom code).