GPlates offers a novel combination of interactive plate-tectonic reconstructions, geographic information system (GIS) functionality, and raster data visualization. GPlates enables both the visualization and the manipulation of plate-tectonic reconstructions and associated geological, geophysical, and paleo-geographic data through geological time.
|Tags||Visualization Scientific/Engineering Geology GIS research geophysics|
|Operating Systems||Linux Mac OS X Windows|
|Implementation||C++ Qt OpenGL XML GML GPML OGR GDAL Boost|
Release Notes: This release can use a loaded topological plate polygon data set to "cookie-cut" a feature collection and assign Plate IDs to the data based on which plate polygon intersects them. This makes it possible for users to load data files that do not have Plate ID or reconstruction time information, and then manipulate that data with the loaded reconstruction model. Support for virtual geomagnetic pole data is ongoing. Small circle arcs can be to indicate the error bounds of virtual geomagnetic poles. The default Plate ID colouring scheme has been tweaked, and a new colour by Plate ID region colouring scheme has been created.