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Climb higher, beyond the mouse...

Beyond the Mouse Lecture 9: GMT 1

November 7

Instructor: Jeff Freymueller

x7286 Elvey 413B jfreymueller@alaska.edu

TA: Shanshan Li

Last Updated: November 7, 2017

This lecture introduces you to the Generic Mapping Tools (GMT), which you can use to create postscript files of maps with your data on them. GMT is a collection of Unix programs each of which filling a different need in the task of creating a neat looking (and scalable, after all it's postscript) map. Those tools are best orchestrated in shell scripts. They gain their power from many command line options that sometimes seem a little odd (read: complex). Yes, there is a learning curve to climb up, but that's why we have this lecture and lab!

Dr. Bernie Coakley from the Department of Geosciences developed the material for this lecture.


GMT 1 - mapping and plotting

Lecture Downloads

Three files used in the lecture are provided for download here. The first is a file that stores some default parameters that you want to make sure are set. The other two are scripts that make the example maps:


Mapping and Plotting with GMT

Additional Ressources

Dr. Jeffrey T. Freymueller
Professor of Geophysics
Geophysical Institute
University of Alaska, Fairbanks
Fairbanks, AK 99775-7320

jfreymueller -at- alaska.edu
Phone 907-474-7286
Fax 907-474-7290
Office 413B Elvey