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New maps of global geologic provinces and tectonic plates: global tectonics data and QGIS project file

Hasterok, Derrick; Halpin, Jaqueline; Collins, Alan; Hand, Martin; Kreemer, Corné; Gard, Matthew; Glorie, Stijn

The global tectonics data compilation is a set of raster and vector data that are useful for investigating tectonics past and present.  The datasets are useful on their own or can be used in GIS software, which includes the QGIS project file for convenience.  The datasets include our new models for tectonic plate boundaries and deformation zones, geologic provinces and orogens.  Additional datasets include earthquake and volcano locations, geochronology, topography, magnetics, gravity, and seismic velocity.

The global tectonics collection is suitable for research and educational purposes.

We would like to continue to update the plate and province models to keep them current and accurate. If you wish to participate, you may contact D. Hasterok or visit the GitHub repository (
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