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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 Windows, Linux 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.

What canGPlates do?…

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.

GPlates-announce : A read-only mailing list that you can subscribe to if you are only interested in release notices and other important news regarding GPlates software.

GPlates-discuss : An open mailing list to discuss topics related to GPlates software.

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