Export small circles to shp

Hi GPlates community,

Is it possible to export small circles created by GPlates to shp features ?
(Probably I was bad in my research so don’t hésitate to give me the link of the answer).

Thanks for your help


Hi Fabrice,

Not really, small circle features store a point and a radius (in GPML files) from which GPlates generates a tessellated small circle geometry at render time (in globe/map views).

However the actual small circle geometry itself is not stored in the feature (only point/radius), and therefore isn’t exported to non-GPML files.


Very clear answer

Thank you John

The best