Welcome to the home page of the interactive mapping interface iGMT. This 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.
Our 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.
While we accept bug reports, iGMT development is frozen. See the main USC Geodynamics software page for other open source codes, and note that the USC Geodynamics Earth Science Computing Environment (UGESCE) now includes iGMT and GMT, as well as other scientific software and datasets preinstalled.
iGMT version 1.2 has support for GMT 3.5.x and 4.x.x. The primary
hardware platform iGMT is targeted on is UNIX in all its flavors,
including PC-based LINUX. So far, we have heard from
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 4.2-8.0; Debian; Fedora
Cores; 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.