Is it possible to import data?

I have a matrix of 1000 points. They are in degrees of longitude and latitude, similarly to how they are displayed in GPlates on the right. This menu allows you to export points that you have placed, and they come out in a similar manner as mine.

Is there a way to import my points into GPlates?

Hi Wert,

Probably the easiest way is this (from Christian Heine):

…that is, store your points in a text file as two columns (longitude and latitude) and then give the file a ‘.gmt’ extension. Then load the file into GPlates (using File > Open Feature Collection) and ignore the Map File Attributes dialog (press OK).


Thank you, that works great!