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.

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Core Features

  • Journal quality cartography.

  • Gridding and contouring functions.


Website: https://www.generic-mapping-tools.org

Licence: GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2

Software Version: 6.3.0

Supported Platforms: GNU/Linux, Mac OSX, MS Windows

API Interfaces: Command line

Support: https://forum.generic-mapping-tools.org/


This project is only included on the OSGeoLive virtual machine disk (VMDK)