The Sample Data includes the Matthews et al. (2016) model, which has been updated to include the corrections to the Pacific rotations prior to 83 Ma according to Torsvik et al. (2019). Please update your local datasets.
There is now a 64-bit version of GPlates for Windows:
Currently there are some issues with 3D scalar fields on macOS Mojave (10.14) and above:
Option to generate 'exponential' stretching profiles across rifts (instead of default constant stretching).
Optionally specify three control parameters:
Calculate, visualize and export strain rate "style":
Updated CitcomS topology export:
Updated General topology export:
Option to export boundary segments.
Robust determination of velocities along topological boundaries (of rigid plates and deforming networks):
Projects and recent sessions:
Save time slider range to project/session.
All non-GPML geometry formats (Shapefile, etc) no longer force a feature to have all mapped properties:
Support UTF8 when loading (and saving) PLATES4 line and rotation formats.
Can show/hide rasters, 3D scalar fields and scalar coverages.
Can show/hide topological lines, polygons and networks (in same menu).
Can also show/hide topological 'sections' (those geometries contributing to topological boundaries/interiors).
Velocity layers can calculate/visualize velocities on domains that are topology layers (as opposed to surfaces).
Render clicked (white) geometries on top of non-clicked (grey) geometries (belonging to the same feature).
GPlates Geological Information Model (GPGIM):
Allow MeshNode feature to contain a point geometry (previously only allowed a multi-point).
Added properties for rift exponential stretching:
No longer turn warnings into errors:
...and other changes listed in the CHANGELOG file in the GPlates source-code releases.
GPlates 2.2 compiles and runs on Windows 7/8/8.1/10, Linux and MacOS X.
Download GPlates 2.2 from the Download page.
GPlates-compatible data have been made available, and has been updated for the GPlates 2.2 release. For more information, see the Download page.