settings.outformat="pdf"; size(20cm); // The required data file is available here: // http://www.uni-graz.at/~schwaige/asymptote/worldmap.dat // This data was originally obtained from // http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg_coastline/mapit.jsp real findtheta(real phi, real epsilon=realEpsilon) { // Determine for given phi the unique solution -pi/2 <= theta <= pi/2 off // 2*theta+sin(2*theta)=pi*sin(phi) // in the non-trivial cases by Newton iteration; // theoretically the initial guess pi*sin(phi)/4 always works. real nwtn(real x, real y) {return x-(2x+sin(2x)-y)/(2+2*cos(2x));}; real y=pi*sin(phi); if(y == 0) return 0.0; if(abs(y) == 1) return pi/2; real startv=y/4; real endv=nwtn(startv,y); if(epsilon < 500*realEpsilon) epsilon=500*realEpsilon; while(abs(endv-startv) > epsilon) {startv=endv; endv=nwtn(startv,y);}; return endv; } pair mollweide(real lambda, real phi, real lambda0=0){ // calculate the Mollweide projection centered at lambda0 for the point // with coordinates(phi,lambda) static real c1=2*sqrt(2)/pi; static real c2=sqrt(2); real theta=findtheta(phi); return(c1*(lambda-lambda0)*cos(theta), c2*sin(theta)); } guide gfrompairs(pair[] data){ guide gtmp; for(int i=0; i < data.length; ++i) { pair tmp=mollweide(radians(data[i].y),radians(data[i].x)); gtmp=gtmp--tmp; } return gtmp; } string datafile="worldmap.dat"; file in=input(datafile,comment="/").line(); // new commentchar since "#" is contained in the file pair[][] arrarrpair=new pair[][] ; int cnt=-1; bool newseg=false; while(true) { if(eof(in)) break; string str=in; string[] spstr=split(str,""); if(spstr[0] == "#") {++cnt; arrarrpair[cnt]=new pair[] ; newseg=true;} if(spstr[0] != "#" && newseg) { string[] spstr1=split(str,'\t'); // separator is TAB not SPACE pair tmp=((real) spstr1[1],(real) spstr1[0]); arrarrpair[cnt].push(tmp); } } for(int i=0; i < arrarrpair.length; ++i) draw(gfrompairs(arrarrpair[i]),1bp+black); // lines of longitude and latitude pair[] constlong(real lambda, int np=100) { pair[] tmp; for(int i=0; i <= np; ++i) tmp.push((-90+i*180/np,lambda)); return tmp; } pair[] constlat(real phi, int np=100) { pair[] tmp; for(int i=0; i <= 2*np; ++i) tmp.push((phi,-180+i*180/np)); return tmp; } for(int j=1; j <= 5; ++j) draw(gfrompairs(constlong(-180+j/6*360)),white); draw(gfrompairs(constlong(-180)),1.5bp+white); draw(gfrompairs(constlong(180)),1.5bp+white); for(int j=0; j <= 12; ++j) draw(gfrompairs(constlat(-90+j/6*180)),white); //draw(gfrompairs(constlong(10)),dotted); close(in); shipout(bbox(1mm,darkblue,Fill(lightblue)), view=true);