GPlates
GPlates 1.4.0
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GPlates is an interactive plate-tectonics visualisation program. GPlates enables interactive visualisation and manipulation of the plate-tectonic reconstructions of geological and paleo-geographic features through geological time.
What's New
Version 1.4.0:
  • Numerical export and color export improved
  • Import raster improved
  • Improved performance when importing very large rasters and displaying in 2D map views
  • New Move Pole canvas tool
  • Velocity smoothing near plate boundaries
  • Volume visualization of 3D scalar fields improved in advance of GPlates 1.5
  • Access the complete release notes.
Version 1.4.0:
  • Numerical export and color export improved
  • Import raster improved
  • Improved performance when importing very large rasters and displaying in 2D map views
  • New Move Pole canvas tool
  • Velocity smoothing near plate boundaries
  • Volume visualization of 3D scalar fields improved in advance of GPlates 1.5
  • Access the more...
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.5 or later





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Negritude tipped on 14 Oct 2010
The last version of this for PowerPC was 0.9.9.1 (this is newer than what is listed under "related links"):

http://sourceforge.net/projects/gplates/files/gplates/0.9.9.1/GPlates-0.9.9.1-Darwin-powerpc.dmg/download
[Version 0.9.10.1]


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Arvidtp reviewed on 19 Aug 2009
Awesome! I love playing with time and seeing the motion of the plates. I just used GPlates to show friends how Baja California was ripped northward, how the alps were created, and how India really beat it northward, only to collide with the rest of Asia and create that 40-car pileup we call the Himalayas. Pretty cool for geology enthusiasts. I'll have to lean how to do more with it than just load in the sample data sets.

Some may say the data is incomplete (ie Cuba crosses through Mexico ~67 million years ago) but having studied geology, the actual data is pretty spotty and its fantastic that geologists have been able to reconstruct what they have. I know how hard it is to figure stuff out in the field, having done some of it - and that data represented here is a testament to the detective-work done by those studying plate tectonics.
[Version 0.9.5.1]


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Downloads:3,640
Version Downloads:146
Type:Education : Science
License:Free
Date:22 Apr 2014
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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GPlates is an interactive plate-tectonics visualisation program. GPlates enables interactive visualisation and manipulation of the plate-tectonic reconstructions of geological and paleo-geographic features through geological time.


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