PaleoGIS: Overview and Update

Karen Meinstein, Sales Engineer
What is PaleoGIS?
 A GIS application that performs spatial analyses of plate
tectonic motion over time
 Provides fast, e...
Reconstructions
 "Reconstruct" plate models to any specified age within
the model's range
 Reconstruct any user data to ...
Animations
 Create high-quality animations for use in presentations
and other media
Analysis Tools
 Includes tools for performing specialized plate
motion analyses:
- Point Path Visualization and Azimuth &...
Plate Models
 PaleoGIS is compatible with major commercial and
academic published plate models
- Provides a unified platf...
Upcoming Releases
 PaleoGIS v4.2.1
- Compatible with ArcGIS 10.1
- Currently in Beta testing
- Release date: End of Q4 20...
New Raster Method
 Converts raster to point
feature class and then
reconstructs the points
 Raster is re-sampled to
user...
New Raster Method
 Works on rasters that cover large areas, including
global rasters
 Provides results that are consiste...
New Raster Method

Raster size = 798 MB, Cell size = 0.017 x 0.017 degrees
New Raster Method

Resampled to 1% of original resolution (cell size = 0.17 x 0.17 degrees)
Un-Reconstruct Improvements
 Rasters now supported!
- Allows scanned images to be un-reconstructed

 Results can be save...
Other New Features
 New data frame added when models are loaded
- Existing layers are no longer removed from map

 All u...
Other New Features
 Ability to change feature symbology based on age
using time-dependent joins
 PaleoClimate launcher a...
Questions?
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PaleoGIS Overview & Update by Karen Meinstein, Rothwell: 2013/Third Annual PaleoGIS & PaleoClimate Users Conference

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PaleoGIS Overview & Update by Karen Meinstein, Rothwell: 2013/Third Annual PaleoGIS & PaleoClimate Users Conference

  1. 1. PaleoGIS: Overview and Update Karen Meinstein, Sales Engineer
  2. 2. What is PaleoGIS?  A GIS application that performs spatial analyses of plate tectonic motion over time  Provides fast, easy-to-use, dynamic plate-tectonic reconstructions  An industry standard software package - Used by most of the world's largest global oil, gas and mineral exploration companies  Operates on ESRI's ArcMAP platform as a fully integrated extension
  3. 3. Reconstructions  "Reconstruct" plate models to any specified age within the model's range  Reconstruct any user data to the desired age - Visualize vector and raster data in a paleogeographic context  “Un-reconstruct” data from known paleo-location to present day position Present Day 80 MYA
  4. 4. Animations  Create high-quality animations for use in presentations and other media
  5. 5. Analysis Tools  Includes tools for performing specialized plate motion analyses: - Point Path Visualization and Azimuth & Rate vs. Time - show a plate’s direction and speed over time - Instantaneous Motion - shows relative plate motion at a specified age  Custom analysis solutions available on a consulting basis
  6. 6. Plate Models  PaleoGIS is compatible with major commercial and academic published plate models - Provides a unified platform for plate tectonic analysis  Supports rigid and deformable models  Supports plate-model-vendor time slices  Includes tools for plate model editing and development
  7. 7. Upcoming Releases  PaleoGIS v4.2.1 - Compatible with ArcGIS 10.1 - Currently in Beta testing - Release date: End of Q4 2013  PaleoGIS v4.2.2 - Compatible with ArcGIS 10.2 - Release date: Q1 2014 Note: v4.2.x requires Dot Net Framework 4.0, which is available as a free download
  8. 8. New Raster Method  Converts raster to point feature class and then reconstructs the points  Raster is re-sampled to user-specified resolution before conversion  Converts reconstructed points back to a single raster
  9. 9. New Raster Method  Works on rasters that cover large areas, including global rasters  Provides results that are consistent with vector reconstructions  Accepts all coordinate systems, not just WGS 84  Old method is still available
  10. 10. New Raster Method Raster size = 798 MB, Cell size = 0.017 x 0.017 degrees
  11. 11. New Raster Method Resampled to 1% of original resolution (cell size = 0.17 x 0.17 degrees)
  12. 12. Un-Reconstruct Improvements  Rasters now supported! - Allows scanned images to be un-reconstructed  Results can be saved by saving the reconstruction data frame that contained the original layer  Original symbology (vector and raster) is preserved
  13. 13. Other New Features  New data frame added when models are loaded - Existing layers are no longer removed from map  All user settings are persisted between sessions  One-click enable/disable of proxy server settings - Simplifies work environment transitions  Ability to change output name when saving reconstructions  Two updated demo models - Scotese Model v2d3 - Earthbyte (Seton 2012)
  14. 14. Other New Features  Ability to change feature symbology based on age using time-dependent joins  PaleoClimate launcher added to Analysis Tools toolbar  Assorted bug fixes including: - Ability to save reconstructions that contain time slices - WMS time slice layers are only added to map once - Undo/Redo functions work correctly for Enter Pole tool
  15. 15. Questions?

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