2021 The Generic Mapping Tools (GMT) for Geodesy
Dates: June – July 2021, multiple days
Times: Varies per day, see agenda below
Venue: This short course is offered in a virtual format only.
This course will cover the use of GMT 6 in geodesy using UNIX shell scripting. Lectures and exercises will be given to teach the basic conventions of using GMT, such as plotting grids, images, and vector data (points, lines, polygons). Labs will include both processing and mapping of various data sets relevant to geodesy.
Participants will apply to participate as we expect demand to exceed capacity. Decisions will be made on responses to prompts in the application. Priority will be given to applicants from UNAVCO member institutions and who need the training to conduct research in the next year. (Check to see if your institution is a member of the UNAVCO consortium.) Review of applications begins May 2; applicants will be notified of their status May 13.
General participation in this course does not require a fee. If you are interested in receiving graduate credit for the course, there is a nominal fee, information is below.
|June 30||Introductions I [2000-2100 UTC]|
|July 1||Introductions II [0800-0900 UTC]|
|July 6||Installing I [1900-2100 UTC]|
|July 7||Installing II [0700-0900 UTC]|
|July 20||Intro and Basic Skills [1700-2200 UTC]|
1. Layout, objectives, organization of workshop [how we will run this workshop]
2. GMT basics, command line, unix skills
3. Plot points, lines, polygons, text
4. Plot grids, contours, shading, remote files
|July 21||GMT for Geodesy [1700-2200 UTC]|
1. Plot focal mechanisms
2. Plot GPS vectors
3. Generate animations
4. Final projects
|July 28||Student presentations and graduation|
Prerequisite, Computers and Data
Participants will use their own laptop capable of running GMT (macOS, Linux, or Windows; including variants like ubuntu bash for Windows, or Cygwin). Those who also intend to take the GMTSAR course should check the additional requirements for that course.
Graduate Course Credit
If you would like to receive graduate course credit for successful completion of the course (1 credit hour, pass/fail), please indicate your interest on the application form. Note that taking the course for graduate credit has a nominal fee of $155. Regular participation without credit is free of charge. If you are selected for participation in the course, we will communicate with you under separate cover about how to enroll for credit. We partner with the University of Montana for course credit.
- Paul Wessel, University of Hawaii at Manoa
- Joaquim Luis, University of Algarve, Portugal
- Leonardo Uieda, University of Liverpool, UK
- Dongdong Tian, Michigan State University
- Xiaohua Xu, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
- Meghan Jones, University of Hawaii at Manoa
- Students will present final workflow of a publication-quality geodesy-related illustration.
Please contact Melissa Weber, UNAVCO: weber[at]unavco.org
Image credit: GMT Developers