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The Generic Mapping Tools (GMT)
Entry ID: Gen-Map-Tool-GMT-01

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Abstract: GMT is a free, open source collection of ~60 UNIX 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 ... View entire text
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Description: All maps are created by Generic Mapping Tools.

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Service Citation
Originators: Paul Wessel
Title: GMT - The Generic Mapping Tools
Release_Date: 2003-05-01
Provider: SOEST, University of Hawaii
Edition: Version 3.4.3
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Quality Known bugs: Plotting maps with topography and/or bathymetry
contours with a Lambert Azimuthal projection results in a map
where only the area specified in the input form gets the

Performance of OMC depends on internal processing time and ratio
in a given situation. ... View entire text
Use Constraints The GMT package is available via anonymous ftp from several
servers; they all contain the same files as the main server in
Hawaii. Because of file sizes you are strongly encouraged to use
the server closest to you. We distribute a Bourne shell script
(install_gmt) that automatically will ftp the required archives
from the ftp site you ... View entire text
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UHI/SOEST/GMT > Generic Mapping Tools, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, University of Hawaii Supplemental Info
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Service Provider Personnel
Phone: (808) 956-4778
Fax: (808) 956-5154
Email: pwessel at
Contact Address:
School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology
University of Hawai'i at Manoa
1680 East-West Road, POST 802
City: Honolulu
Province or State: HI
Postal Code: 96822
Country: USA
Distribution Media
Distribution_Media: Electronic (Internet)
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
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Wessel, P., and W. H. F. Smith, 1995 The Generic Mapping Tools
(GMT) version 3.0 Technical Reference & Cookbook,

Wessel, P., and W. H. F. Smith, 1995 New Version of the Generic
Mapping Tools Released, EOS Trans. AGU, 76, p. 329.

Wessel, P., and W. H. F. Smith, 1995 New Version of the Generic
Mapping Tools Released,Copyright 1995 by the American Geophysical Union.

E.Tittel, M.Gaither, S.Hassinger & M.Erwin (1995):
Foundations of World Wide Web Programming with HTML and CGI. -
IDG Books Worldwide Inc., Foster City CA, USA: 648 pp.

R.L.Schwarz (1995): Einf?hrung in Perl. - O'Reilly/Internationl
Thomson Verlag, Bonn: 258 pp.
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