Here you can find all posts related to GPlates. Please note that GPlates 2.1 is the current release.

GPlates is desktop software for the interactive visualisation of plate-tectonics.

GPlates offers a novel combination of interactive plate-tectonic reconstructions, geographic information system (GIS) functionality and raster data visualisation. GPlates enables both the visualisation and the manipulation of plate-tectonic reconstructions and associated data through geological time. GPlates runs on WindowsLinux and MacOS X. GPlates has an online user manual.

GPlates is free software (also known as open-source software), licensed for distribution under the GNU General Public License (GPL), version 2.

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Example GPlates screenshot