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Color the worldmap

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PyPI Version License

This python package enables to color (in svg images) different countries in the world or the regions per country.



  • Install worldmap from PyPI (recommended). Worldmap is compatible with Python 3.6+ and runs on Linux, MacOS X and Windows.
  • Distributed under the Apache 2.0 license.
pip install worldmap
  • Alternatively, install worldmap from the GitHub source:
git clone
cd worldmap
python install

Quick Start

  • Import worldmap method
import worldmap as worldmap
  • Simple example to color the different regions in the Netherlands:
names   = ['zeeland','Overijssel', 'flevoland']
opacity = [0.1, 0.2, 0.6]
cmap    = ['#ff0000'] # Different red accents
out = worldmap.colormap(names,opacity=opacity, cmap='Set1', loadmap='netherlands', filename='nederlandMap.svg')

  • Simple example to color the worldmap:
#### Coloring of maps   
names   = ['Nederland']
opacity = [100]
out = worldmap.colormap(names, opacity=opacity, loadmap='world')

  • Retrieve citynames for abbrevations:
NL = worldmap.code2city('NL')
GB = worldmap.code2city('GB')
  • Retrieve citynames for abbrevations:
  • Retrieve names in map
countries_world = worldmap.getmapnames(loadmap='world')
region_NL = worldmap.getmapnames(loadmap='netherlands')
regions_BE = worldmap.getmapnames(loadmap='belgium')


Please cite worldmap in your publications if this is useful for your research. Here is an example BibTeX entry:

  author={Erdogan Taskesen},


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