Generic Mapping Tools

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GMT is an open source collection of about 90 command-line tools for manipulating geographic and Cartesian data sets (including filtering, trend fitting, gridding, projecting, etc.) and producing high-quality illustrations ranging from simple x-y plots via contour maps to artificially illuminated surfaces, 3D perspective views and animations. The GMT supplements add another 50 more specialized and discipline-specific tools. GMT supports over 30 map projections and transformations and requires support data such as GSHHG coastlines, rivers, and political boundaries and optionally DCW country polygons.

Environment Modules

Run module spider gmt to find out what environment modules are available for this application.

System Variables

  • HPC_GMT_DIR - installation directory


If you publish research that uses gmt you have to cite it as follows:

Wessel, P., Luis, J. F., Uieda, L., Scharroo, R., Wobbe, F., Smith, W. H. F., & Tian, D. (2019). The Generic Mapping Tools version 6. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 20, 5556-5564.