# EGU22 short-course proposal **Session**: SC5 – Techniques & software for data analysis When suggesting conveners, please consider inclusiveness and diversity, and ensure that the convener team reflects (i) multiple countries and institutes, (ii) different career stages (especially including early career scientists), and (iii) gender diversity. Please ensure that all conveners have agreed to take part. Please note that the suggestion of a session has to be supported by at least 1 convener and that the originator of the proposal has to be in the list of conveners. ## Your preferred format* The EGU22 offers three different formats for short courses. Please indicate below which format is your preference. The final decision about your application and the format will be taken in fall based on capacity constraints and the range of SC scopes. - [ ] On-site offline SCs taking also place in a lecture room in Vienna but without options for virtual attendance. - [x] On-site online SCs (hybrid SCs) taking place in a lecture room inside the congress centre but allowing virtual attendance. - [ ] Online-only SCs are recorded short courses to be followed online with no physical event in the congress centre. ## Title suggestion* **Crafting beautiful maps with PyGMT** ## Convener suggestion* Please suggest 1 convener. Please suggest at least 1 co-convener but not more than 5. | First name | Last name | Email address (don't post here yet!) | Main | Deputy | ECS | |:--:|:--:|:--:|:--:|:--:|:--:| | Wei Ji | Leong | convener1@gmt.org | x | | x | | Leonardo | Uieda | convener2@gmt.org | | x | | | Meghan | Jones | convener3@gmt.org | | x | x | | Andre | Belem | convener4@gmt.org | | x | | | | | convener5@gmt.org | | x | | ## Session description* In many scientific disciplines, accurate, intuitive, and aesthetically pleasing display of geospatial information is a critical tool. PyGMT (https://www.pygmt.org) - a Python interface to the Generic Mapping Tools (GMT) - is a mapping toolbox designed to produce publication-quality figures and maps for insertion into posters, reports, and manuscripts. This short course is geared towards geoscientists interested in creating beautiful maps using Python. Only basic Python knowledge is needed, and a background in cartography is not required to use PyGMT effectively! By the end of this tutorial, students will be able to: - Craft basic maps with geographic map frames using different projections - Add context to their figures, such as legends, colorbars, and inset overview maps - Use PyGMT to process PyData data structures (xarray/pandas/geopandas) and plot them on maps - Understand how PyGMT can be used for various applications in the Earth sciences and beyond! The 3.5 hour long short course will be based on content adapted from https://github.com/GenericMappingTools/2021-unavco-course and https://github.com/GenericMappingTools/foss4g2019oceania. Each of the 30–45 minute sessions will involve a quick (~10 minute) walkthrough by the speaker, followed by a more hands-on session in breakout rooms where tutorial participants work on the topic (using interactive Jupyter notebooks) in a guided environment with one of four instructors on hand to answer questions. We expressly welcome students and geoscientists working on any geo related fields (e.g. Earth Observation, Geophysical, Marine, Magnetic, Gravity, Planetary, etc) to join. Come and find out what PyGMT can do to level up your geoprocessing workflow! ## Diversity of convener teams* > The Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) logo is awarded to sessions whose convener teams are composed of members who i) are from multiple countries and institutes, preferably with a diverse representation of geoscientists from the wider European community or beyond; ii) are at different career stages, including at least one Early Career Scientist (but not only ECS); and iii) represent more than one form of gender identity. Does the convener team fulfil the diversity criteria in terms of **gender**? - [x] yes - [ ] no Does the convener team fulfil the diversity criteria in terms of **career stages**? - [x] yes - [ ] no Does the convener team fulfil the diversity criteria in terms of **origin**? - [x] yes - [ ] no ## Keyword selection* Please select a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 5 [keywords](https://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/tools/keywordsPublicExport.php?m=EGU22) describing your session. The keywords will be used to identify session similarities and the overlap of similar sessions by time. Software, open source computation, programming language, digital mapping ## Co-organization* Would you like to suggest co-organization with other programme groups? - [x] yes - [ ] no ESSI: Earth and Space Science Informatics ## Co-sponsorships* Is your session co-sponsored by a sister scientific organization? Co-sponsorship should be reciprocal. - [ ] yes - [x] no ## Comment (public) ## Guidelines to be confirmed - [x] I have read and accept the [conveners guidelines](https://www.egu22.eu/guidelines/convener_guidelines_and_rules.html). Your proposal will be reviewed by the respective programme group chair. You will be informed by email once the session programme is published.