gmttrack - A shiptrack plotting program


       gmttrack  leg-ids -Rwest/east/south/north -Jparameters [ -Btickinfo ] [
       -Mtrackticks ] [ -Wpen[red/green/blue][OA] ] [ -A[size] ] [ -P ] [ -O ]
       [ -K ] [ -U[dx/dy/][label] ] [ -Xx-shift ] [ -Yy-shift ] [ -ccopies ] [
       -V  ]


       gmttrack reads gmt cruises and creates PostScript code that  will  plot
       one  or  more  ship tracks on a map using the specified projection. The
       PostScript code is written to standard output.

              Can be one or more gmtleg-names, like c2104 v3206 etc.

       -J     Selects the map projection. Scale is  UNIT/degree,  1:xxxxx,  or
              width  in  UNIT  (upper case modifier).  UNIT is cm, inch, or m,
              depending on the MEASURE_UNIT setting in .gmtdefaults4, but this
              can be overridden on the command line by appending c, i, or m to
              the scale/width value.  For map height, max  dimension,  or  min
              dimension, append h, +, or - to the width, respectively.


              -Jclon0/lat0/scale (Cassini)
              -Jjlon0/scale (Miller)
              -Jmscale (Mercator - Greenwich and Equator as origin)
              -Jmlon0/lat0/scale (Mercator - Give meridian and standard paral-
              -Joalon0/lat0/azimuth/scale  (Oblique  Mercator  -   point   and
              -Joblon0/lat0/lon1/lat1/scale (Oblique Mercator - two points)
              -Joclon0/lat0/lonp/latp/scale  (Oblique  Mercator  -  point  and
              -Jqlon0/scale (Equidistant Cylindrical  Projection  (Plate  Car-
              -Jtlon0/scale (TM - Transverse Mercator, with Equator as y = 0)
              -Jtlon0/lat0/scale (TM - Transverse Mercator, set origin)
              -Juzone/scale (UTM - Universal Transverse Mercator)
              -Jylon0/lats/scale (Basic Cylindrical Projection)


              -Jalon0/lat0/scale (Lambert).
              -Jelon0/lat0/scale (Equidistant).
              -Jflon0/lat0/horizon/scale (Gnomonic).
              -Jglon0/lat0/scale (Orthographic).
              -Jslon0/lat0/[slat/]scale (General Stereographic)

              CONIC PROJECTIONS:

              -Jblon0/lat0/lat1/lat2/scale (Albers)
              -Jdlon0/lat0/lat1/lat2/scale (Equidistant)


              -Jp[a]scale[/origin]  (polar  (theta,r)  coordinates, optional a
              for azimuths and offset theta [0])
              -Jxx-scale[l|ppow][/y-scale[l|ppow]][d] (Linear, log, and  power
              More details can be found in the psbasemap man pages.

       -R     xmin,  xmax,  ymin, and ymax specify the Region of interest. For
              geographic regions,  these  limits  correspond  to  west,  east,
              south,  and north and you may specify them in decimal degrees or
              in [+-]dd:mm[][W|E|S|N] format. Append r  if  lower  left
              and  upper  right map coordinates are given instead of wesn. The
              two shorthands  -Rg  -Rd  stand  for  global  domain  (0/360  or
              -180/+180  in longitude respectively, with -90/+90 in latitude).
              For calendar time coordinates you may either give relative  time
              (relative  to  the  selected  TIME_EPOCH  and  in  the  selected
              TIME_UNIT; append t to -JX|x), or  absolute  time  of  the  form
              [date]T[clock]  (append  T  to  -JX|x). At least one of date and
              clock must be present; the T is always required. The date string
              must  be  of  the form [-]yyyy[-mm[-dd]] (Gregorian calendar) or
              yyyy[-Www[-d]] (ISO week calendar), while the clock string  must
              be  of  the form hh:mm:ss[.xxx]. The use of delimiters and their
              type and positions must be as indicated  (however,  input/output
              and plotting formats are flexible).


       No space between the option flag and the associated arguments.

       -B     Sets  map  boundary  annotation  and tickmark intervals; see the
              psbasemap man page for all the details.

       -A     Annotate each leg every time it enters the plot.  Optional  size
              is character size in points.

       -Da    Do  not  plot data collected before startdate (mm/dd/yyyy/hh:mm)
              [Default is first day].

       -Db    Do not plot data collected  after  stopdate  (mm/dd/yyyy/hh:mm).
              [Default is last day].

       -K     More  PostScript code will be appended later [Default terminates
              the plot system].

       -M     To put time/distance Marks on the track. E.g. a500ka24ht6h means
              (a)nnotate  every  500  km  (k) and 24 h(ours), with (t)ickmarks
              every 500 km and 6 hours.

       -O     Selects Overlay plot mode [Default initializes a new  plot  sys-

       -P     Selects  Portrait  plotting  mode [GMT Default is Landscape, see
              gmtdefaults to change this].

              gmtdefaults man page for details.

       -W     pen  is  thickness of the trackline. [Default is 1]. Optionally,
              specify the  rgb  combination  to  obtain  a  colored  trackline
              [Default  is  black].  Append  o  for dotted line, a for dashed.
              [Default is solid].

       -X -Y  Shift origin of plot by (x-shift,y-shift).  Prepend a for  abso-
              lute  coordinates; the default (r) will reset plot origin.  Give
              c to center plot using current page size.

       -V     Selects verbose mode, which will send progress reports to stderr
              [Default runs "silently"].

       -c     Specifies the number of plot copies. [Default is 1].


       To  generate a Mercator plot of the track of cruises C2610 and V1512 in
       the area  150E  to  154E,  18N  to  23N,  using  a  Mercator  scale  of
       1.5inch/degree,  label  the  tracks with 10 points characters, annotate
       the boundaries every degree, and draw gridlines every 30  minutes,  and
       send the plot to the default printer, enter the following command:

       gmttrack c2610 v1512 -R150/154/18/23 -Jm1.5 -B1g30m -A10 | lpr




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GMT4.0                            1 Oct 2004           GMTTRACK(GMTMANSECTION)

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