Installing Generic Mapping Tools in Kubuntu

As mentioned in this OpenDX forum, OpenDX is not a gridding tool, so it suggested to try GMT which can be downloaded from

To install this software, it requires NetCDF, so in Kubuntu, use Adept to install:

  • netcdf-bin
  • netcdfg-dev

Then, create the GMT input parameter and save it as GMTparam.txt. Download also the install script. Then run
sh install_gmt GMTparam.txt.

This creates GMT4.2.1 directory. Go to subdirectory “examples”, and run

If no error, then the GMT has been installed.


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