GPlates Raster 0029MaGPlates is desktop software for the interactive visualisation of plate tectonics.

The EarthByte Group leads the development of the open-source plate reconstruction software GPlates. GPlates enables the interactive manipulation of plate tectonic reconstructions and the visualisation of geodata through geological time, and it facilitates interoperability of plate tectonic data and models with geodynamic computing services for applied and fundamental research purposes.

The EarthByte Group is now exploring new directions of e-research by enabling GPlates technology in the Cloud, as part of our ongoing collaborative project researching Big Data Knowledge Discovery for Natural Sciences, supported by SIEF. GPlates development is part of the AuScope research infrastructure programme. AuScope Ltd is a non-profit company formed to facilitate the implementation of a world-class infrastructure system for earth science, funded by the Australian Government under the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS).

We also acknowledge the NeCTAR Research Cloud for providing us with Cloud Platform support.

GPlates Links
GPlates Resources
Global Plate Models
Latest GPlates software and data sets (GPlates 1.5)
GPlates Legacy
GPlates website
Gplates Web Portal