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 Public License.
Machines and Versions
See LC graphics software page.
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.
Many examples are available, each including the GMT commands used to create the plots.
Help is available from the firstname.lastname@example.org, (925) 422-4531.
GMT can be downloaded and installed on your local machine.