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GPlates Markup Language

GPML is the GML-based markup language designed to be used primarily with the latest GPlates plate-tectonic reconstruction software. Development of GPlates is done by the EarthByte e-research group aimed at implementing interoperability of plate tectonic data and geodynamic computing services for applied and fundamental research purposes. EarthByte is currently funded through the AuScope National Collaborative Research InfraStructure (NCRIS) Program.

GPML provides structures for representing plate-tectonic features and the necessary properties to enable those features to be reconstructed through geological time. By leveraging GML and its feature-centric model, GPML is able to encode geological features in a highly flexible arrangement including nested properties, multiple geometries, time-dependent properties, and past revisions of features.

All new work with the GPGIM and GPML is going into the 1.6 branch. GPML is able to apply plate tectonic reconstructions to geological features, representing data in present-day coordinates for reconstruction, or converting to paleo-coordinates for export to other programs that are unable to reconstruct data themselves.

For more information, links, RSS feeds, and to view the current version of the GPlates Geological Information Model, see the GPGIM Resource Page.


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