Probably spent way too much time on this, but here’s an attempt (feel free to adapt it anyone, licensing it as CC-BY-4.0).
The map is centered on Hawaii in the Pacific Ocean and has lots of blue ocean water elements. It is an ‘upside down’ map with the Southern Hemisphere pointing upwards, a bit of a hint to our founder @leouieda’s origin from Brazil. Also a compass is called a ‘pointing south needle’ when translated from Chinese hinting at @seisman’s heritage (yes a bit of a stretch). Also I’m in New Zealand, so a bit biased here
The blue colors are adapted from the logos of some of PyGMT’s dependencies (hex codes in brackets):
Python - Outer ring circle and compass cross (Lapis Lazuli #306998), arrowhead Sunglow yellow (#ffd43b)
Pandas - Ocean areas dark blue (#150458)
Xarray - Land areas (#bfdfdf)
The green PyGMT text was just one of the Tetradic complementary colours I got at https://imagecolorpicker.com/color-code/bfdfdf. Green was chosen because it’s a Geo-ish colour.
PyGMT (v0.3.1) Code (Using GMT 6.2.0.dev11 though):
fig = pygmt.Figure()
# Plot map of world pointing down South
projection="E-155.08/19.70/5c", # Azimuthal Equidistant lon0/lat0[/horizon]/width
land="#bfdfdf", # xarray logo blue https://github.com/pydata/xarray/pull/720
water="#150458", # pandas logo blue https://pandas.pydata.org/about/citing.html
perspective=225, # rotate azimuth by 225 degrees
# Plot 'North' arrow compass
# Colours are from 'Python' logo's blue and yellow
MAP_TICK_PEN_SECONDARY="#306998", # Lapis Lazuli (blue)
COLOR_BACKGROUND="#ffd43b", # Sunglow (yellow)
"jCM" # Plot compass on Center Middle
"+w5c" # Width of 5 centimeter
"+pthicker,#306998" # Python 'blue' ring
"+t361/30/15" # Label compass ticks every 361, 30 and 15 degrees
# Plot PyGMT Text
# Font color is green, 60 degrees of hue separated from Python's blue #306998
position="BM", text="PyGMT", font="36p,Helvetica-BoldOblique,#359830", angle=18
These examples helped me a lot with the code and might be helpful for anyone wanting to understand the code, thanks people!
- Compass rose:
Need some critical comments on the colour scheme, I feel like the contrast could be better improved, and it’s perhaps not so great as a small icon
. So maybe someone smarter can come up with a better job. Again, feel free to adapt the code or come up with your own independent idea!