ncl_mplndm - Man Page

Reads a specified EZMAP database and draws boundary lines from it, masked by a specified area map.



C-Binding Synopsis

#include <ncarg/ncargC.h>

void c_mplndm (char *flnm, int ilvl, int *iama, float *xcra, float *ycra, int mcra, int *iaai, int *iagi, int nogi, int (*ulpr_)(float *xcra, float *ycra, int *ncra, int *iaai, int *iagi, int *ngps))



(an input expression of type CHARACTER) specifies the name of the database to be used.  MPLNDM will first look for the files of the specified database in the current working directory; if the files are not found there, MPLNDM will look for them in the NCAR Graphics database directory.  The database created in 1998 and provided as part of Version 4.1 of NCAR Graphics is named "Earth..1".


(an input expression of type INTEGER) specifies the level at which the database is to be used.  The value 1 says to use only land/water boundaries, the value 2 says to add continental boundaries (like the boundary which separates Africa from Eurasia), the value 3 says to add the boundaries of countries, and the value 4 says to add states.  (The value 5 will eventually be used to add counties.)


(an input/output array of type INTEGER, dimensioned as specified in a call to the AREAS routine ARINAM) is the array containing the area map against which boundary lines are to be masked.  The area map must have been initialized by a call to ARINAM; it should contain the edges required to create a desired effect.  For example, an area map might be created that defines a region of interest, within which user data is available and within which boundary lines are to be drawn.


(scratch arrays, dimensioned at least MCRA, of type REAL) are to be used by MPLNDM in calls to the AREAS routine ARDRLN; they will eventually be used in calls to the user-provided line-processing routine ULPR.


(an input expression of type INTEGER) is the dimension of the arrays XCRA and YCRA.


(scratch arrays, dimensioned at least NOGI, of type INTEGER) are to be used by MPLNDM in calls to the AREAS routine ARDRLN; they will eventually be used in calls to the user-provided line-processing routine ULPR. The mnemonics stand for "Integer Array of Area Identifiers" and "Integer Array of Group Identifiers", respectively.


(an input expression of type INTEGER) is the dimension of the arrays IAAI and IAGI. The mnemonic stands for "Number Of Group Identifiers (of edges in the area map)", which determines the required dimension of IAAI and IAGI.


is the name of the user-supplied line-processing routine. It must be declared EXTERNAL in the routine that calls MPLNDM, so that the compiler and loader will know that it is the name of a routine to be called instead of a variable. The user routine ULPR will be called once for each piece of a boundary line resulting from the masking process; it may decide to draw (or to not draw) each such piece. ULPR will be called using a FORTRAN statement like


where XCRA and YCRA are real arrays holding the normalized device coordinates of NCRA points defining a polyline which is part of some boundary line and IAAI and IAGI are integer arrays holding NGPS area-identifier/group-identifier pairs for the area within which that piece of the line lies. In writing ULPR, the user may rely upon a SET call's having been done which makes it possible to use normalized device coordinates in calls to routines like CURVE, CURVED, GPL, etc.  For more details, see the reference document for the package named AREAS and, in particular, the description of the subroutine ARDRLN.

C-Binding Description

The C-binding argument description is the same as the FORTRAN  argument description.


MPLNDM is called to draw the lines defined by the map database whose name is FLNM, masked against the area map in the array IAMA.

MPLNDM is much like MPLNDR, except that the boundary lines are drawn using calls to MAPITM and MAPIQM, which does the masking of the lines against an area map and passes the pieces resulting from the masking process along to a user-provided line-drawing routine.


Use the ncargex command to see the following relevant example: mpex11.


To use MPLNDM or c_mplndm, load the NCAR Graphics libraries ncarg, ncarg_gks, and ncarg_c, preferably in that order.  

See Also

Online: ezmap, ezmap_params, mapaci, mapbla, mapblm, mapdrw, mapeod, mapfst, mapgci, mapgrd, mapgrm, mapgtc, mapgti, mapgtl, mapgtr, mapint, mapiq, mapiqa, mapiqd, mapiqm, mapit, mapita, mapitd, mapitm, maplbl, maplmb, maplot, mappos, maproj, maprs, maprst, mapsav, mapset, mapstc, mapsti, mapstl, mapstr, maptra, maptri, maptrn, mapusr, mapvec, mpchln, mpfnme, mpgetc, mpgeti, mpgetl, mpgetr, mpglty, mpiaty, mpifnb, mpilnb, mpiola, mpiosa, mpipai, mpipan, mpipar, mpisci, mplnam, mplndr, mplnri, mpname, mprset, mpsetc, mpseti, mpsetl, mpsetr, supmap, supcon, ncarg_cbind