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psclip - To set up polygonal clip paths
psclip xyfiles -Jparameters -Rwest/east/south/north[r] [ -Btickinfo ] [ -Eaz/el ] [ -K ] [ -N ] [ -M[flag] ] [ -O ] [ -P ] [ -U[/dx/dy/][label] ] [ -V ] [ -Xx-shift ] [ -Yy-shift ] [ -Zzlevel ] [ -ccopies ] [ -: ] [ -bi[s][n] ] psclip -C [ -K ] [ -O ]
psclip reads (x,y) file(s) [or standard input] and draws polygons that are activated as clipping paths. Several files may be read to create complex paths consisting of several non-connecting segments. As an option (-N), the user may choose to reverse the sense of what is the inside and outside of the paths. After subsequent plotting, which will be clipped against these paths, the clipping may be deactivated by running psclip a second time with the -C option only. xyfiles ASCII [or binary, see -b] file(s) with (x,y) values for clip polygons. If no files are given, the standard input is read. -C Mark end of existing clip path. No input file or projection information are needed. -J Selects the map projection. Scale is UNIT/degree, 1:xxxxx, or width in UNIT (upper case modifier). UNIT is cm, inch, or m, depending on the MEASURE_UNIT setting in .gmtdefaults, but this can be overridden on the command line by appending the c, i, or m to the scale/width value. CYLINDRICAL PROJECTIONS: -Jclon0/lat0/scale (Cassini) -Jjlon0/scale (Miller) -Jmscale (Mercator - Greenwich and Equator as origin) -Jmlon0/lat0/scale (Mercator - Give meridian and standard parallel) -Joalon0/lat0/azimuth/scale (Oblique Mercator - point and azimuth) -Joblon0/lat0/lon1/lat1/scale (Oblique Mercator - two points) -Joclon0/lat0/lonp/latp/scale (Oblique Mercator - point and pole) -Jqlon0/scale (Equidistant Cylindrical Projection (Plate Carree)) -Jtlon0/scale (TM - Transverse Mercator, with Equator as y = 0) -Jtlon0/lat0/scale (TM - Transverse Mercator, set origin) -Juzone/scale (UTM - Universal Transverse Mercator) -Jylon0/lats/scale (Basic Cylindrical Projection) AZIMUTHAL PROJECTIONS: -Jalon0/lat0/scale (Lambert). -Jelon0/lat0/scale (Equidistant). -Jflon0/lat0/horizon/scale (Gnomonic). -Jglon0/lat0/scale (Orthographic). -Jslon0/lat0/[slat/]scale (General Stereographic) CONIC PROJECTIONS: -Jblon0/lat0/lat1/lat2/scale (Albers) -Jdlon0/lat0/lat1/lat2/scale (Equidistant) -Jllon0/lat0/lat1/lat2/scale (Lambert) MISCELLANEOUS PROJECTIONS: -Jhlon0/scale (Hammer) -Jilon0/scale (Sinusoidal) -Jk[f|s]lon0/scale (Eckert IV (f) and VI (s)) -Jnlon0/scale (Robinson) -Jrlon0/scale (Winkel Tripel) -Jvlon0/scale (Van der Grinten) -Jwlon0/scale (Mollweide) NON-GEOGRAPHICAL PROJECTIONS: -Jp[a]scale[/origin] (polar (theta,r) coordinates, optional a for azimuths and offset theta ) -Jxx-scale[l|ppow][/y-scale[l|ppow]] (Linear, log, and power scaling) More details can be found in the psbasemap manpages. -R west, east, south, and north specify the Region of interest. To specify boundaries in degrees and minutes [and seconds], use the dd:mm[:ss] format. Append r if lower left and upper right map coordinates are given instead of wesn.
No space between the option flag and the associated arguments -B Sets map boundary tickmark intervals. See psbasemap for details. -E Sets the viewpoint's azimuth and elevation [180/90]' -H Input file(s) has Header record(s). Number of header records can be changed by editing your .gmtdefaults file. If used, GMT default is 1 header record. -K More PostScript code will be appended later [Default terminates the plot system]. -M Multiple segment file. Segments are separated by a record whose first character is <flag>. [Default is '>']. -N Invert the sense of what is inside and outside, i.e., use the outside of the polygons for clipping. -bo Selects binary output. Append s for single precision [Default is double]. -P Selects Portrait plotting mode [GMT Default is Landscape, see gmtdefaults to change this]. -U Draw Unix System time stamp on plot. User may specify where the lower left corner of the stamp should fall on the page relative to lower left corner of plot. Optionally, append a label, or c (which will plot the command string.). The GMT parameters UNIX_TIME and UNIX_TIME_POS can affect the appearance; see the gmtdefaults man page for details. -V Selects verbose mode, which will send progress reports to stderr [Default runs "silently"]. -X -Y Shift origin of plot by (x-shift,y-shift). Prepend a for absolute coordinates; the default (r) will reset plot origin. -Z For 3-D projections: Sets the z-level of the polygons . -: Toggles between (longitude,latitude) and (latitude,longitude) input/output. [Default is (longitude,latitude)]. Applies to geographic coordinates only. -c Specifies the number of plot copies. [Default is 1] -bi Selects binary input. Append s for single precision [Default is double]. Append n for the number of columns in the binary file(s). [Default is 2 input columns].
To make an overlay PostScript file that will set up a complex clip area to which subsequent plotting will be confined to, try: psclip my_region.xy -R0/40/0/40 -Jm0.3i -O -K > clip_mask_on.ps To deactivate the clipping in an existing plotfile, run: psclip -C -O >> complex_plot.ps
psclip cannot handle polygons that contain the south or north pole. For such polygons, you should split them into two and make each explicitly contain the polar point. The two clip polygons will combine to give the desired effect.