The Generic Mapping Tools (GMT) are an open source collection of about
60 tools for manipulating geographic and Cartesian data sets (including
filtering, trend fitting, gridding, projecting, etc.) and producing
Encapsulated PostScript File (EPS) illustrations ranging from simple
x-y plots via contour maps to artificially illuminated surfaces and 3-D
perspective views. GMT supports about 30 map projections and
transformations and comes with support data such as coastlines, rivers,
and political boundaries. GMT is released under the GNU General
Before using, you
should type use gmt
which sets up your environment. You also can just type the name of the
GMT tool of choice.
/usr/local/bin/gmt brings all the GMT 5.1.1 goodness right to your
fingertips. Note that if you are using version 4 scripts, you will have
to modify them to work with GMT 5, even though we do set
GMT_COMPATIBILITY=4 in our installation.
For more information about GMT, including running GMT and setting up
your environment, simply type GMT.
More information on GMT can be found at The GMT Home Page
are available, each including the GMT
commands used to create the plots.
GMT can be downloaded
and installed on your local machine.