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2016-11-18: GPlates 2.0 released


Screenshots from GPlates 2.0

What's new in version 2.0:-

...and other changes listed in the CHANGELOG file in the GPlates source-code releases.

GPlates 2.0 compiles and runs on Windows 7/8/8.1/10, Linux and MacOS X. Download GPlates 2.0 from the Download page.

GPlates-compatible data have been made available. For more information, see the Download page.

2016-02-04: pygplates beta revision 12 released


pygplates documentation

Welcome to the first beta release of the GPlates Python library known as pygplates.

pygplates enables access to GPlates functionality via the Python programming language. This may be of particular use to researchers requiring more flexibility than is provided by the GPlates user interface.

The following pygplates functionality is available:-

Download this release from the Download page. It supports Python 2.7. And compiles and runs on Windows 7/8/8.1, Linux and MacOS X.

The pygplates documentation and tutorials are available on the User Documentation page.

The pygplates documentation includes:

The pygplates tutorials are Jupyter Notebooks that analyse and visualise real-world data using pygplates. These tutorials complement the sample code in the pygplates documentation by providing a more research-oriented focus.

2015-03-11: GPlates 1.5 + hellinger-testing released


Screenshots from GPlates 1.5 + hellinger-testing

What's new in version 1.5 + hellinger-testing:-

This experimental release of GPlates contains a new Hellinger tool in addition to all functionality available in the recent GPlates 1.5 official release.

This release compiles and runs on Windows 7/8/8.1, Linux and MacOS X. Download this release from the Download page.

GPlates-compatible data have been made available. For more information, see the Download page.

2015-02-14: GPlates 1.5 released


Screenshots from GPlates 1.5

What's new in version 1.5:-

...and other changes listed in the CHANGELOG file in the GPlates source-code releases.

GPlates 1.5 compiles and runs on Windows 7/8/8.1, Linux and MacOS X. Download GPlates 1.5 from the Download page.

GPlates-compatible data have been made available. For more information, see the Download page.

2014-04-18: GPlates 1.4 released


Screenshots from GPlates 1.4

What's new in version 1.4:-

...and other changes listed in the CHANGELOG file in the GPlates source-code releases.

GPlates 1.4 compiles and runs on Windows 7/8/8.1, Linux and MacOS X. Download GPlates 1.4 from the Download page.

GPlates-compatible data have been made available. For more information, see the Download page.

2013-10-22: GPlates News Quarterly Updates


Subscribe to GPlates News Quarterly Updates

A newsletter regarding recent GPlates related research, information on tutorials, new GPlates compatible data and plate models, and other news from the research group is now available at GPlates News Quarterly Updates. This is the first in a series of quarterly newsletter updates so please subscribe at GPlates News Quarterly Updates to receive these regular updates.

2013-05-29: GPlates 1.3 released


Screenshots from GPlates 1.3

What's new in version 1.3:-

...and many other changes that are listed in the CHANGELOG file in the GPlates source-code releases.

GPlates 1.3 compiles and runs on Windows 7/Vista/XP, Linux and MacOS X. Download GPlates 1.3 from the Download page.

GPlates-compatible data have been made available. For more information, see the Download page.

Coming soon in GPlates...


Some of the new features coming soon to GPlates are:-

Please see Conference publications for examples using GPlates volume visualization.

2012-10-24: GPlates wins NeCTAR/ANDS #nadojo competition.


GPlates Web Prototype

Congratulations to GPlates team on winning this year's NeCTAR/ANDS #nadojo competition. The award-winning work demonstrated a new web-enabled GPlates prototype on the NECTAR/ANDS eResearch computing infrastructure, porting some of the powerful plate reconstruction capabilities to the web. The new GPlates competed with several other candidates from universities and research institutes in Australia, and winning on the basis of the novelty and future potential. A judge was quoted as saying: "...being able to look at tectonic plates and how they move over 140Ma years ago brought me back to that child-like awe of wonder and amazement, like the first time you look up at the stars and realise how many (light?) years away they are..." Well done GPlates team!

2012-01-30: GPlates 1.2 released


Screenshots from GPlates 1.2

What's new in version 1.2:-

GPlates 1.2 compiles and runs on Windows 7/Vista/XP, Linux and MacOS X. Download GPlates 1.2 from the Download page.

GPlates-compatible data have been made available. For more information, see the Download page.

2011-07-04: GPlates 1.1.1 released


Screenshots from GPlates 1.1

Many bugs were fixed in version 1.1.1:-

GPlates 1.1.1 compiles and runs on Windows 7/Vista/XP, Linux and MacOS X. Download GPlates 1.1.1 from the Download page.

GPlates-compatible data have been made available. For more information, see the Download page.

2011-05-21: GPlates 1.1 released


Screenshots from GPlates 1.1

What's new in version 1.1:-

GPlates 1.1 compiles and runs on Windows 7/Vista/XP, Linux and MacOS X. Download GPlates 1.1 from the Download page.

GPlates-compatible data have been made available. For more information, see the Download page.

2010-12-20: GPlates 1.0.0 released


Screenshots from GPlates 1.0.0

What's new in version 1.0:-

GPlates 1.0 compiles and runs on Windows Vista, Windows XP, Linux and MacOS X. Download GPlates 1.0 from the Download page.

GPlates-compatible data have been made available. For more information, see the Download page.

2010-08-31: GPlates 0.9.10 released


Screenshots from GPlates 0.9.10

This release is a preview of raster reconstructions and layers. We have implemented raster reconstructions to take advantage of the majority of graphics systems so please let us know if you are having difficulty on your system.

If you want to reconstruct a raster, and try out the new layers system, the sample data in this release contains the following files to demonstrate this:

To reconstruct the above gravity raster load all the above files into GPlates using "Open Feature Collection" from the "File" menu. And then connect the present-day plate polygons to the "Polygon features" input channel of the gravity raster. The gravity raster should now reconstruct.

For a high-detail reconstruction you can also connect the age grid raster to the "Age grid feature" input channel of the gravity raster.

With the release of GPlates 0.9.10, we have prepared a video presentation introducing all the new features which are now available:-

GPlates 0.9.10 compiles and runs on Windows Vista, Windows XP, Linux and MacOS X. Qt 4.4.0 (or above) and CMake 2.6 are required. Download GPlates 0.9.10 from the Download page.

GPlates-compatible data have been made available. For more information, see the Download page.

2010-05-03: GPlates 0.9.9 released


Screenshots from GPlates 0.9.9

Changes since 0.9.8:

GPlates 0.9.9 compiles and runs on Windows Vista, Windows XP, Linux and MacOS X. Qt 4.3.2 (or above) and CMake are required. Download GPlates 0.9.9 from the Download page.

GPlates-compatible data have been made available. For more information, see the Download page.

2009-12-17: GPlates 0.9.8 released


Screenshots from GPlates 0.9.8

Changes since 0.9.7.1:

GPlates 0.9.8 compiles and runs on Windows Vista, Windows XP, Linux and MacOS X. Qt 4.3.2 (or above) and CMake are required. Download GPlates 0.9.8 from the Download page.

GPlates-compatible data have been made available. For more information, see the Download page.

2009-11-10: GPlates 0.9.7.1 released


Screenshots from GPlates 0.9.7

Changes since 0.9.5:

GPlates 0.9.7.1 compiles and runs on Windows Vista, Windows XP, Linux and MacOS X. Qt 4.3.2 (or above) and CMake are required. Download GPlates 0.9.7.1 from the Download page.

GPlates-compatible data have been made available. For more information, see the Download page.

2009-06-17: GPlates 0.9.5 released


Screenshot thumbnail: the Robinson map projection Screenshot thumbnail: Export Animation dialog Screenshot thumbnail: Reconstruction menu

The massive GPlates 0.9.5 release in fact consists of two simultaneous software releases:

The GPlates 0.9.5 release features the following changes since 0.9.4:

The GPlates 0.9.5 + platepolygon-testing release builds upon the simultaneous GPlates 0.9.5 “stable” release, adding the following advanced extension functionality:

GPlates 0.9.5 compiles and runs on Windows Vista, Windows XP, Linux and MacOS X. Qt 4.3.2 (or above) and CMake are required. Download GPlates 0.9.5 from the Download page.

GPlates-compatible data have been made available. For more information, see the Download page.

2008-12-23: GPlates 0.9.4 released


Screenshot thumbnail: GPlates on Linux Screenshot thumbnail: GPlates on OS X Screenshot thumbnail: GPlates on Windows

Changes since 0.9.3:

GPlates 0.9.4 compiles and runs on Windows Vista, Windows XP, Linux and MacOS X. Qt 4.3 (or above) and CMake are required. Download GPlates 0.9.4 from the Downloads page.

GPlates-compatible data have been made available. For more information, see the Downloads page.

2008-10-20: GPlates 0.9.3.1 released


Screenshot thumbnail: main window with ocean-floor age texture loaded Screenshot thumbnail: modification of a reconstruction pole Screenshot thumbnail: digitising a feature geometry

Changes since 0.9.2:

The GPlates 0.9.3.1 release is a minor bugfix to GPlates 0.9.3, to fix a bug in the mapping of Shapefile attributes which was noticed after GPlates 0.9.3 was uploaded, but before any release announcement had been made. There are no other changes from 0.9.3.

Download GPlates 0.9.3.1 from the Downloads page.

GPlates 0.9.3.1 compiles and runs on Linux, Windows XP and Windows Vista. (Support for MacOS X is currently in testing — contact us if you'd like to participate in the testing process!) Qt 4.3 or above is required.

A GPlates-compatible global coastline file and a rotation file may be downloaded from the EarthByte Project Resources page. For more information, see the Downloads page.

A GPlates-compatible sequence of time-dependent global raster images (JPEG images, generated from GMT grid files of dynamic topography created by Bernhard Steinberger at the Norwegian Geological Survey) may be downloaded from the Norwegian Geological Survey FTP site. For more information, see the Downloads page.

2008-05-23: GPlates 0.9.2 released


Screenshot thumbnail: EarthByte coastlines and a NASA topo-bathy image Screenshot thumbnail: Total Reconstruction Poles dialog, Reconstruction Tree tab Screenshot thumbnail: Edit Feature Properties dialog

Changes since 0.9.1:

Download GPlates 0.9.2 from the Downloads page.

GPlates 0.9.2 compiles and runs on Linux and Windows XP. Qt 4.3 or above is required.

A GPlates-compatible global coastline file and a rotation file may be downloaded from the EarthByte Project Resources page. For more information, see the Downloads page.

A GPlates-compatible sequence of time-dependent global raster images (JPEG images, generated from GMT grid files of dynamic topography created by Bernhard Steinberger at the Norwegian Geological Survey) may be downloaded from the Norwegian Geological Survey FTP site. For more information, see the Downloads page.

An animated screenshot of the new time-dependent raster image functionality in action (using EarthByte data and Bernhard Steinberger's dynamic topography raster images) may be found on the Screenshots page.