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       pslegend - Plot legends on maps


       pslegend [ specfile ]
        -Drefpoint  ]  [  -B[p|s]parameters ] [  -Cdx/dy ] [  -Fbox ] [  -Jparameters ] [  -K ] [
       -O ] [  -P ] [  -Rregion ] [  -U[stamp] ] [  -V[level] ] [  -Xx_offset ] [  -Yy_offset ] [
       -pflags ] [ -ttransp ]

       Note: No space is allowed between the option flag and the associated arguments.


       pslegend  will make legends that can be overlaid on maps. It reads specific legend-related
       information from an input file [or stdin].  Unless otherwise noted,  annotations  will  be
       made using the primary annotation font and size in effect (i.e., FONT_ANNOT_PRIMARY)


              Defines  the reference point on the map for the legend using one of four coordinate
              systems: (1) Use -Dg for map (user) coordinates, (2) use -Dj  or  -DJ  for  setting
              refpoint  via a 2-char justification code that refers to the (invisible) map domain
              rectangle, (3) use -Dn for normalized (0-1) coordinates, or (4) use  -Dx  for  plot
              coordinates  (inches,  cm,  etc.).   All  but  -Dx  requires  both  -R and -J to be
              specified.  Append +wwidth[/height] to set the width (and height) of the legend box
              in  plot  coordinates  (inches,  cm, etc.).  If height is zero or not given then we
              estimate height based the expected vertical extent of the items to be  placed.   By
              default,  the  anchor  point  on the legend is assumed to be the bottom left corner
              (BL), but this can be changed by appending +j followed by  a  2-char  justification
              code  justify (see pstext).  Note: If -Dj is used then justify defaults to the same
              as refpoint, if -DJ is used  then  justify  defaults  to  the  mirror  opposite  of
              refpoint.   Use +lspacing to change the line-spacing factor in units of the current
              font size [1.1].  Finally, add +o to offset the color scale by dx/dy away from  the
              refpoint point in the direction implied by justify (or the direction implied by -Dj
              or -DJ).


       -B[p|s]parameters (more ...)
              Set map boundary frame and axes attributes.

              Sets the clearance between the legend frame and the internal items [4p/4p].

              Without further options,  draws  a  rectangular  border  around  the  legend  using
              MAP_FRAME_PEN;  specify  a different pen with +ppen.  Add +gfill to fill the legend
              box [no fill].  Append +cclearance where clearance is  either  gap,  xgap/ygap,  or
              lgap/rgap/bgap/tgap  where these items are uniform, separate in x- and y-direction,
              or individual side spacings  between  scale  and  border.   Append  +i  to  draw  a
              secondary, inner border as well. We use a uniform gap between borders of 2p and the
              MAP_DEFAULTS_PEN unless other values are  specified.  Append  +r  to  draw  rounded
              rectangular  borders instead, with a 6p corner radius. You can override this radius
              by appending another value. Finally, append +s to draw an offset background  shaded
              region.  Here,  dx/dy indicates the shift relative to the foreground frame [4p/-4p]
              and shade sets the fill style to use for shading [gray50].

       -Jparameters (more ...)
              Select map projection.

       -K (more ...)
              Do not finalize the PostScript plot.

       -O (more ...)
              Append to existing PostScript plot.

       -P (more ...)
              Select "Portrait" plot orientation.

       -Rxmin/xmax/ymin/ymax[+r][+uunit] (more ...)
              Specify the region of interest.

       -U[[just]/dx/dy/][c|label] (more ...)
              Draw GMT time stamp logo on plot.

       -V[level] (more ...)
              Select verbosity level [c].


       -Y[a|c|f|r][y-shift[u]] (more ...)
              Shift plot origin.

       -p[x|y|z]azim[/elev[/zlevel]][+wlon0/lat0[/z0]][+vx0/y0] (more ...)
              Select perspective view.

       -t[transp] (more ...)
              Set PDF transparency level in percent.

       -^ or just -
              Print a short message about the syntax of the command, then exits (NOTE: on Windows
              just use -).

       -+ or just +
              Print  an  extensive  usage  (help)  message,  including  the  explanation  of  any
              module-specific option (but not the GMT common options), then exits.

       -? or no arguments
              Print a complete usage (help) message, including the explanation  of  all  options,
              then exits.


              This  ASCII  file contains instructions for the layout of items in the legend. Each
              legend item is described by a unique  record.  All  records  begin  with  a  unique
              character  that  is common to all records of the same kind. The order of the legend
              items is implied by the order of the records. Fourteen different record  types  are
              recognized, and the syntax for each of these records are presented below:

       # comment
              Records starting with # and blank lines are skipped.

       A cptname
              Symbol  or cell color fills may be given indirectly via a z-value which can be used
              for the color look-up via the given CPT cptname.  You may switch to  other  cptname
              by repeating this command.

       B cptname offset height [ optional arguments ]
              The  B  record  will  plot  a  horizontal  color  bar, psscale-style in the middle,
              starting at offset from the left edge, and of the given height.  You  may  add  any
              additional     psscale     options    as    well.     Any    of    the    modifiers
              [+e[b|f][<length>]][+h][+ma|c|l|u][+n[<txt>]] may be given height. You may add  any
              additional     psscale     options    as    well.     Any    of    the    modifiers
              [+e[b|f][length]][+h][+m[a|c|l|u]][+n[txt]] may be appended to the height argument,
              while  other module options -B -I -L -M -N -S -Z and -p may be appended as optional
              arguments at the end of the record.  See psscale for details on all  modifiers  and

       C textcolor
              The  C  record  specifies the color with which the remaining text is to be printed.
              textcolor can be in the form r/g/b, c/m/y/k, a named color, or  an  indirect  color
              via  z=value*  (requires  a  prior  **A*  code as well).  Use - to reset to default

       D [offset] pen [-|+|=]
              The D record results in a horizontal line with specified pen across the legend with
              one  quarter  of  the line-spacing left blank above and below the line. Two gaps of
              offset units are left blank between the horizontal line  and  the  left  and  right
              frame  sides [0]. If no pen is given we use MAP_GRID_PEN_PRIMARY, and if pen is set
              to - then no visible line is drawn (we just remember the  location  as  a  possible
              start/stop  point for a vertical line; see V).  To not add the quarter line-spacing
              before the line, add -.  To not add the spacing after the  line,  add  +.   For  no
              spacing  at all, add = [Default places a quarter line-spacing both before and after
              the line].

       F fill1 fill2 ... filln
              Specify fill (color of pattern) for  cells.   Alternatively,  you  can  specify  an
              indirect  color via z=value (requires a prior A code).  If only fill1 is given then
              it is used to fill the entire row, otherwise give one fill value  for  each  active
              column (see N).  If any fill is - then no fill takes place [Default].

       G gap  The  G  record  specifies  a  vertical  gap of the given length. In addition to the
              standard units (i, c, p) you may use l for lines. A  negative  gap  will  move  the
              current line upwards (thus closing a gap).

       H fontsize|- font|- header
              The  H record plots a centered text string using the specified font parameters. Use
              - to default to size and type of FONT_TITLE.

       I imagefile width justification
              Place an EPS or raster image in the legend justified relative to the current point.
              The image width determines the size of the image on the page.

       L fontsize|- font|- justification label
              The  L record plots a (L)eft, (C)entered, or (R)ight-justified text string within a
              column using the specified font parameters. Use - to default to the size  and  type
              of FONT_LABEL.

       M slon|- slat length [+f][+l[label]][+u] [-Fparam] [ -Rw/e/s/n -Jparam ]
              Place  a map scale in the legend. Specify slon slat, the point on the map where the
              scale applies (slon is only meaningful for  certain  oblique  projections.  If  not
              needed,  you  must  specify  - instead). Give length, the length of the scale in km
              (for other units append e (meter), f (foot), M (mile),  n  (nautical  mile),  or  u
              (survey  foot)).  Append +f for a fancy map scale [Default is plain].  Append +l to
              the length to select the default label which equals the distance unit (meter, feet,
              km,  miles,  nautical miles, survey feet) and is justified on top of the scale [t].
              Change this by giving your own label (append +llabel). Change label alignment  with
              +aalign  (choose  among l(eft), r(ight), t(op) , and b(ottom)).  Apply +u to append
              the unit to all distance annotations along the scale. If you want to  place  a  map
              panel  behind  the scale, add a suitable -F panel option (see psbasemap for details
              on panels as well as map scale modifiers).  All  +modifiers  must  be  appended  to
              length  to  make  a  single  string argument.  If the -R -J supplied to pslegend is
              different than the projection needed for the scale (or not given at all, e.g., with
              -Dx), supply the two optional -R -J settings as well.

       N [ncolumns or relwidth1 relwidth2 ... relwidthn]
              Change  the  number of columns in the legend [1]. This only affects the printing of
              symbols (S) and labels (L). The number of columns stay in effect until  N  is  used
              again.  To get columns of unequal width, instead provide the relative width of each
              column separated by whitespace.  The sum of these widths are equated to the  legend
              width set via -D.  If no argument is given the we set n_columns to 1.

       P paragraph-mode-header-for-pstext
              Start  a  new text paragraph by specifying all the parameters needed (see pstext -M
              record description). Note that pslegend knows what all those values should  be,  so
              normally  you  can  leave  the  entire  record  (after P) blank or leave it out all
              together. If you need to set at least one of  the  parameters  directly,  you  must
              specify all and set the ones you want to leave at their default value to -.

       S [dx1 symbol size fill pen [ dx2 text ]]
              Plots  the  selected  symbol with specified diameter, fill, and outline (see psxy).
              The symbol is centered at dx1 from the left margin of the column, with the optional
              explanatory text starting dx2 from the margin, printed with FONT_ANNOT_PRIMARY. Use
              - if no fill or outline (pen) is required. Alternatively, the fill may be specified
              indirectly  via  z=value  and  the color is assigned vi the CPT look-up (requires a
              prior A code).  When plotting just a symbol, without text,  dx2  and  text  can  be
              omitted.   The  dx1  value  can also be given as a justification code L, C, R which
              justifies the symbol with respect to the current column.  If no arguments are given
              to  S  then we simply skip to the next column.  Three psxy symbols may take special
              modifiers: front (f), quoted line (q)  and vector (v).  You can append modifiers to
              the  symbol  and affect how the fronts, quoted lines and vectors are presented (see
              psxy man page for modifiers).  pslegend will determine  default  settings  for  all
              modifiers  and  secondary  arguments  if  not  provided.   A few other symbols (the
              rectangles, ellipse, wedge, mathangle) may take more than a single  argument  size.
              Note  that  for  a  line segment you should use the horizontal dash symbol (-).  If
              just a single size if given then pslegend will provide reasonable arguments to plot
              the  symbol   (See Defaults).  Alternatively, combine the required arguments into a
              single, comma-separated string and use that as the symbol size (again, see psxy for
              details on the arguments needed).

       T paragraph-text
              One or more of these T records with paragraph-text printed with FONT_ANNOT_PRIMARY.
              To specify  special  positioning  and  typesetting  arrangements,  or  to  enter  a
              paragraph break, use the optional P record.

       V [offset] pen
              The  V  record  draws  a vertical line between columns (if more than one) using the
              selected pen.  Here, offset is analogous to the offset for the D records but in the
              vertical direction [0].  The first time V is used we remember the vertical position
              of the last D line, and the second time V is set we draw from that past location to
              the most recent location of the D line.  Thus, D must be used to mark the start and
              stop of a vertical line (so V must follow D).  If no  horizontal  line  is  desired
              simply give - as pen to D.


       When  attributes are not provided, or extended symbol information (for symbols taking more
       than just an overall size) are not given  as  comma-separated  quantities,  pslegend  will
       provide the following defaults:

       Front: Front symbol is left-side (here, that means upper side) box, with dimensions 30% of
       the given symbol size.

       Vector: Head size is 30% of given symbol size.

       Ellipse: Minor axis is 65% of major axis (the symbol size), with an azimuth of 0 degrees.

       Rectangle: Height is 65% of width (the symbol size).

       Rotated rectangle: Same, with a rotation of 30 degrees.

       Rounded rectangle: Same as rectangle, but with corner radius of 10% of width.

       Mathangle: Angles are -10 and 45 degrees, with arrow head size 30% of symbol size.

       Wedge: Angles are -30 and 30 degrees.


       To add an example of a legend to a Mercator plot ( with the  given  specifications,

              gmt pslegend -R-10/10/-10/10 -JM6i -F+gazure1 -Dx0.5i/0.5i+w5i/3.3i+jBL+l1.2 \
              -C0.1i/0.1i -B5f1 << EOF >>
              # Legend test for pslegend
              # G is vertical gap, V is vertical line, N sets # of columns, D draws horizontal line.
              # H is header, L is label, S is symbol, T is paragraph text, M is map scale.
              G -0.1i
              H 24 Times-Roman My Map Legend
              D 0.2i 1p
              N 2
              V 0 1p
              S 0.1i c 0.15i p300/12 0.25p 0.3i This circle is hachured
              S 0.1i e 0.15i yellow 0.25p 0.3i This ellipse is yellow
              S 0.1i w 0.15i green 0.25p 0.3i This wedge is green
              S 0.1i f0.1i+l+t 0.25i blue 0.25p 0.3i This is a fault
              S 0.1i - 0.15i - 0.25p,- 0.3i A dashed contour
              S 0.1i v0.1i+a40+e 0.25i magenta 0.25p 0.3i This is a vector
              S 0.1i i 0.15i cyan 0.25p 0.3i This triangle is boring
              V 0 1p
              D 0.2i 1p
              N 1
              M 5 5 600+u f
              G 0.05i
              I SOEST_logo.ras 3i CT
              G 0.05i
              B colors.cpt 0.2i 0.2i
              G 0.05i L 9 4 R Smith et al., @%5%J. Geophys. Res., 99@%%, 2000
              G 0.1i
              T Let us just try some simple text that can go on a few lines.
              T There is no easy way to predetermine how many lines will be required,
              T so we may have to adjust the box height to get the right size box.


       As  -D  suggests, leaving the height off forces a calculation of the expected height. This
       is an exact calculation except in the case of legends that place paragraph text.  Here  we
       simply do a first-order estimate of how many typeset lines might appear. Without access to
       font metrics this estimate will occasionally be off by 1 line. If so,  note  the  reported
       height (with -V) and specify a slightly larger or smaller height in -D.


       Note that under Windows, the percent sign (%) is a variable indicator (like $ under Unix).
       To indicate a plain percentage sign in a batch script you need to repeat  it  (%%);  hence
       the  font  switching  mechanism  (@%font% and @%%) may require twice the number of percent
       signs.  This only applies to text inside a script or that otherwise is processed  by  DOS.
       Data files that are opened and read by pslegend do not need such duplication.


       gmt, gmt.conf, gmtcolors, gmtlogo psbasemap, pstext, psxy


       2019, P. Wessel, W. H. F. Smith, R. Scharroo, J. Luis, and F. Wobbe