SCIWS4: Become a Generic Mapping Tools Contributor Even If You Can’t Code

The Generic Mapping Tools (GMT) are widely used in the Earth and Planetary Sciences for data processing and making publication quality figures. It is an open-source community resource that depends on volunteers to thrive. GMT needs your help to evolve and remain relevant as developers come and go.

In this workshop, we will teach you how to join the GMT developer community and make contributions to the project EVEN IF YOU CAN’T CODE. If you can read and write in English, have ideas for new features, write GMT scripts, or code in C (or Matlab, Julia, Python), then you have what it takes to become a GMT contributor. This workshop will provide a hands-on experience: we will guide you through setting up your computer, building GMT, writing documentation, and using git and GitHub to work on GMT development in a friendly and collaborative environment. Our goal is for participants to submit a code or documentation contribution by the end of the workshop. Participants will work from their own laptops, individually and in small groups.


$75 (regular)/$40 (student)

If the registration fee is a barrier to your participation in this workshop, please contact Leonardo Uieda for potential sponsorship. A limited number of sponsorships are available.

From Sunday, 08 December 2019 08:00 AM

To Sunday, 08 December 2019 12:20 PM

Grand Hyatt