offers a novel combination of interactive plate-tectonic reconstructions,
geographic information system (GIS) functionality and raster data visualisation.
GPlates enables both the visualisation and the manipulation of plate-tectonic
reconstructions and associated data through geological time.
A very well documented instruction to running GPlates can be found
Primarily the software can be used for tectonic reconstructions, however,
quite handy for plotting 3-D images of earth in a spherical cell.