GMT (The Generic Mapping Tools)


GMT is a collection of tools that allow users to manipulate (x,y) and (x,y,z) data sets (including filtering, trend fitting, gridding, projecting, etc.) and produce Encapsulated PostScript File (EPS) illustrations ranging from simple x-y plots through contour maps to artificially illuminated surfaces and 3-D perspective views in black and white, gray tone, hachure patterns, and 24-bit color.

GMT supports many common map projections plus linear, log, and power scaling, and comes with support data such as coastlines, rivers, and political boundaries.



GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2


Included on this LiveDVD are the GMT documentation (HTML and PDF), example scripts (including a low resolution worldwide coastline), tutorial (HTML and PDF), and data sets for the tutorial.

HTML and PDF documentation and tutorial can be found in /usr/share/doc/gmt/html/,
examples can be found in /usr/share/doc/gmt-examples/examples/,
and tutorial data can be found in /usr/share/doc/gmt-tutorial/tutorial/.

The low resolution coastline can be found in /usr/share/gmt/coast/.


There are 29 example jobs built in, and a script to run them all:

• Open a terminal

cp -r /usr/share/doc/gmt-examples/examples/ gmt-examples
cd gmt-examples/

[whiz .. bang .. whirl]

View results: (type 'q' to quit gv)

for PLOT in `find . -name *.ps` ; do
  echo "$PLOT"
  gv "$PLOT"