[MARMAM] cetacean symbols available

p valdes p.valdes334 at gmail.com
Mon Aug 11 02:43:43 PDT 2008

Dear mamrmamers

I'm pleased to announce that the "GMT symbols for Whale-watchers and
marine biologists" version 0.3 has been released.

This package is a collection of more than 100 fine symbols of marine
mammal species that can be used in a distribution map generated with
Generic Mapping Tools. Currently you can choose between color and gray
symbols covering almost all living baleen whales and the most common
species of toothed whales from the Atlantic Ocean.

Generic Mapping Tools (GMT) is an open source collection of ~60 tools
for manipulating geographic and Cartesian data sets and producing
illustrations ranging from simple x-y plots via contour maps to
artificially illuminated surfaces and 3-D perspective views. GMT is
developed and maintained by Paul Wessel and Walter H. F. Smith with
help from a global set of volunteers, and is supported by the National
Science Foundation. It is released under the GNU General Public

You can take a look at the symbols currently available, read how to
use it, and download this collection from the section Resources in the
GMT web:


Pablo Valdes

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