The current stable release of GPlates is GPlates 2.2, released in August 2019...
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The current beta release of pyGPlates is PyGPlates beta revision 18, released in August 2018...
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GPlates runs on Windows, Linux and MacOS X. We provide ready-to-use binary executables for both Windows and MacOS X, enabling a GPlates user to download, install and use the latest version of GPlates immediately. The binaries also include the GPlates-compatible data described below.
.msibinary installers. Running the 32-bit installer program will install a 32-bit version of GPlates on a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows 7/8/8.1/10. Running the 64-bit installer program will install a 64-bit version of GPlates on a 64-bit version of Windows 7/8/8.1/10. We also provide 32-bit and 64-bit
.zipfiles, containing the GPlates executable and its dependency files, for users who wish to use GPlates without installing it.
.dmgfile. To install GPlates, simply:
.dmgfile to open the disk image in Finder
.debpackages for 64 and 32-bit architectures. To install GPlates, simply download the appropriate package for your system and double-click to install.
We provide source-code packages for Windows (the
zip-files) and Linux and MacOS X (the
unixsrc tarballs). The
source-code packages contain simple sample data, but the larger data files
(described below) will need to be downloaded separately. To compile GPlates
from source, you will require:
Instructions on how to compile GPlates from source may be found in the GPlates source-code releases, in the files:
BUILD.OSX(on MacOS X)
A sample set of these data-files are also contained within the GPlates installation packages, and will be automatically installed with GPlates. This data has been updated for the GPlates 2.2 release. Thanks to the EarthByte Project for making these data-files available!
These data-files are also contained within the GPlates installation packages, and will be automatically installed with GPlates. Thanks to Bernhard Steinberger and the Geodynamics Team for making these data-files available!
These data files, along with a corresponding paper, can be found here.
To load the global coastline file and the rotation file in GPlates:
To load a sequence of time-dependent raster images (for example, Bernhard Steinberger's dynamic topography images) in GPlates:
An animated screenshot of these data-sets may be found in the Animations section of the Screenshots page.
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