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Interactive Mapping of Geoscientific Datasets
Entry ID: IGMT
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Summary
Abstract: The Interactive Mapping of Geoscientific Datasets (iGMT) program is intended to make working with the Generic Mapping Tools (GMT) easier. iGMT provides a graphical user interface for GMT and is written in the Tcl/Tk computer language. Besides supplying a user friendly way of handling GMT, iGMT comes with built-in support for many different geoscientific data sets, such as topography, gravity, seafloor age, hypocenter catalogs, plate boundary files, hotspot lists, CMT solutions etc.

The software is a useful tool for learning GMT, taking advantage of both GMT's data processing capabilities and the increasing availability of geoscientific data sets in electronic form. More than 200 institutions world wide are registered iGMT users, using the program for map-making and teaching GMT.

While iGMT version 1.0 was designed for GMT version 3.0, newer versions of iGMT have support for GMT 3.0 through 3.4. The primary hardware platform iGMT is targeted on is UNIX in all its flavors, including PC-based LINUX. So far, we have heard from successful installations on the following operating systems: SunOS 5.6, Solaris 2.5.1-2.6, HP-UX10.01, DEC OSF, IBM AIX 4.1.x, 4.2.1, IRIX 4.0.5, 6.2-6.5, and LINUX (SuSE 5.1, 5.2; Redhat 4.2, 5.2, 6.0, 7.1; Debian; Mac OS X).

iGMT is open source software under the GNU public license. However, we encourage our users to comply with the goals as set forth in the Student Pugwash pledge. For more information about iGMT, please refer to the iGMT on-line documentation, some example plots, or our EOS News article.

[Summary extracted from "http://geodynamics.usc.edu/~becker/igmt/".]

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Description: Interactive Mapping of Geoscientific Datasets software download page.

Link: GET DATA
Description: The iGMT project's earth science dataset collection.
Service Citation
Originators: Harvard University
Title: Interactive Mapping of Geoscientific Datasets
Provider: Harvard University
Edition: 1.2
URL: http://geodynamics.usc.edu/~becker/igmt/
ISO Topic Category
ELEVATION
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
OCEANS
Use Constraints
Copyright (C) 1998 - 2003 Thorsten W. Becker, Alexander Braun

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
(at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the
GNU General Public License for more details.

In addition, we strongly suggest that iGMT users comply with the goals
as expressed in the Student Pugwash Pledge (www.spusa.org/pugwash/).


You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
along with this program; see the file COPYING. If not, write to
the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place - Suite 330,

Boston, MA 02111-1307, USA.
Service Provider
Department of Seismology, Harvard University

Service Provider Personnel
Name: MICHAEL BARETTA
Phone: 617-495-2350
Fax: 617-495-0635
Contact Address:
20 Oxford St.
Harvard University
City: Cambridge
Province or State: MA
Postal Code: 02138
Country: USA
Distribution Media
Distribution_Media: Online
Fees: No fees
Personnel
TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA

THORSTEN W. BECKER
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 1-858-534-4643
Fax: 1-858-534-5332
Email: tbecker at igpp.ucsd.edu
Contact Address:
IGPP, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
University of California San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
City: La Jolla
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 92093-0225
Country: USA

ALEXANDER BRAUN
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 1-614-247-6839
Fax: 1-614-292-4697
Email: braun.118 at osu.edu
Contact Address:
Byrd Polar Research Center
The Ohio State University
275-C Scott Hall
1090 Carmack Road
City: Columbus
Province or State: Ohio
Postal Code: 43210
Country: USA
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2004-03-02
SERF Last Revision Date: 2011-12-21
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