Tutorials (compatible with GPlates 2.0)

Getting Started

Tutorial 1.1: Loading and Saving Data
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Tutorial 1.2
: Controlling the View
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Tutorial 1.3
: Changing Colours
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Tutorial 1.4
: Interacting with Features
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       Tutorial 1.5: Creating Features 
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Reconstructions

Tutorial 2.1: Plate Reconstructions

Tutorial 2.2: Changing Rotations, Equivalent Finite Rotations, and Cross-Overs

Tutorial 2.3: Flowlines and Motion Paths
 
Tutorial 2.4: Constructing a Plate Model from Scratch

Tutorial 2.5: Working with Paleomagnetic Data

Tutorial 2.6: Introduction to Paleogeography
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Tutorial 2.7: Introduction to the Kinematics Tool

Raster data

Tutorial 3.1: Introduction to Rasters and Time-Dependent Rasters

Tutorial 3.2: Rotating Rasters and Age-Based Masking of Raster Data

Tutorial 3.3: Georeferencing Images for use in GPlates

GPlates for ArcGIS Users

Tutorial 4.1: Managing Shapefiles within GPlates

Tutorial 4.2: Preparing Data in ArcGIS for GPlates

Tutorial 4.3: Exporting Reconstructed Data to ArcGIS

Reconstructions with Continuously Closing Plate Boundaries

Tutorial 5.1: Topological Closed Plate Polygons

Tutorial 5.2: Working with Mid-Ocean Ridge Features

Tutorial 5.3: Velocity Fields

Visualising Plate Reconstructions Outside of GPlates

Tutorial 6.1: Subduction Zone Symbology

Tutorial 6.2: Exporting Plate Reconstructions as Image Files

Volume Visualisation

Tutorial 7.1: Importing and Visualising 3D Scalar Fields

Deforming Plate Models


Tutorial 8.1: Introduction to Deforming Networks
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Tutorial 8.2: Plate Deformation - the Andes

Tutorial 8.3: Plate Deformation - Rift Basins
Tutorial 8.4: Tracking Crustal Thickness Changes

Short Course Tutorials 

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Tutorial 9.1
: Getting Started
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Tutorial 9.2: Plate Reconstructions

Tutorial 9.3: Introduction to Topologies
Tutorial 9.4: Deforming Plate Models and Crustal Thickness

Tutorial 9.5: Volume Visualisation
Tutorial 9.6: Calculating Velocities





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