Graphs and Maps with GMT

Lab only - Wednesdays 5:30 to 7:20 pm
Contact and information:
Prof. Eric Calais, CIVIL 3273, ecalais@purdue.edu


The Generic Mapping Tools, known as GMT, is a software package widely used in geophysics to create and customize high-quality, professional-looking maps and graphs in various projections. GMT is particularly powerfull in that its programs can be called from shell-scripts or compiled executables.

The objective of this course is to familiarize students with the use of GMT, in particular help them overcome the fear that the extremely powerful, yet sometimes a bit abstruse, GMT syntax may inspire.

GMT is developed by Paul Wessel (University of Hawaii at Manoa) and Walter H. F. Smith (Geoscience Laboratory, NOAA). More information, examples, cook-book, and on-line manual are at http://gmt.soest.hawaii.edu/

The course is divided in a number of sessions, that may (or may not!) correspond to the succession of labs:

state_capitals
nuvel1_plates_mod
all_gt_6.neic: world seismicity
world_volcanoes
DRMC.E | DRMC.N
socal.sis
westus.grd
etopo5.grd | etopo5.norm
grdraster.info
color maps: rob2.cpt and myglobe.cpt
noam_5m.grd
central_eastern_us.neic
west_us.neic
run.map and run.noam

GMT documentation (pdf) is here.

A great resource: Ben Horner-Johnson's GMT & Geophysics Links.


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