GMT is available on Windows, macOS and Linux. Source and binary packages are provided from GitHub:

Support Data

  • GSHHG 2.3.7: The Global Self-consistent, Hierarchical, High-resolution Geography Database

  • DCW 1.1.4: The Digital Chart of the World Data


You may also get GMT and its support data from any of the GMT FTP mirrors. Try the site that is closest to you to minimize transmission times.



SOEST, U. of Hawaii, US

Lab for Satellite Altimetry, NOAA, US

IRIS, Washington, US

IAG-USP, U. of Sao Paulo, BRAZIL

TENET, Tertiary Education & Research Networks, SOUTH AFRICA

Univ. of Sci. & Tech. of China, Hefei, CHINA

Tokai U, Shizuoka, JAPAN


See the install guide for instructions and to make sure you have all required dependencies installed.

Alternatively, you can build GMT from source by following the building guide.