PyGMT access to GSHHG

Hi there,
I’m new to the GMT world (so excuse the newbie question) and I’m wondering if the GSHHG geographical database ( is accessible from PyGMT. The answer might be a hard ‘no’… in which case I could save days trying to make it work. Also, if not, is there a min (or max) version number of GMT that would have access to GSHHG?
Thanks for your time!

Hi @jboright! Yes, PyGMT should be able to access Global Self-consistent Hierarchical High-resolution Geography (GSHHG) data via fig.coast (see If you’re looking at accessing the raw GSHHG data though, have a look at