Tutorials (compatible with GPlates 2.x)

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

Tutorial 3.4Incorporating Raster and Vector Constraints in Plate Reconstruction Modelling

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

Tutorial 6.3: Creating an animation from GPlates output using FFmpeg

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





To download all the tutorials and associated data sets
in a single bundle, click here (zip file size 279 MB).

The live versions of the tutorials are hosted on Google servers. If you are in China or cannot access Google servers, the tutorial PDFs and related files may be downloaded from the archive found here.