Feature Geometries Disappear when Topologies are Added

Hi there,

I am updating some plate topologies from the Zahirovic et al., 2022 dataset to include new plate boundaries. However when I add the plate boundaries topology file to the project some of the lines from the feature geometries disappear, so I can’t add them to the revised topology. It’s only when I eject the topology file that the lines reappear…

Do you know why this may be the case? It happens in GPlates 2.3 and 2.5 on a Windows 64bit computer.



Hi Alan,

Try selecting View > Geometry Visibility > Show Topological Sections (see here).

It’s likely you loaded a project file that has it unselected. And it would be unselected because most users would only want to see the plate boundaries (and not the lines used to build them).

Ah of course, I should have picked up on that!

Thanks John