Welcome to the Global Paleomagnetic Database

The Global Paleomagnetic Database (GPMDB) contains published paleomagnetic poles and directions. The database was originally created by Mike McElhinny and Jo Lock, later maintained by Sergei Pisarevsky. This is the second online implementation of the database as part of the IGCP 648: Supercontinent Cycles & Global Geodynamics project, and funded by Professor Zheng-Xiang Li's research grants.

This web site provides online access to the contents of the database. Several methods of querying the database are provided. Selected data can be exported to csv format.

Latest News

New data available - This database is still under construction and new data will be added frequently. If you have data that you would like added to this database please contact us via the "Feedback" option below.

GPMDB in the news! - Under construction!

Useful Information

Feedback - If you notice any issues or would like to make suggestions please contact us.
A feedback form will be added in subsequent updates.

To cite this database - If you use the GPMDB, please cite our article: Pisarevsky, S.A., Li, Z.X., Tetley, M.G., Liu, Y., and Beardmore, J., 2022. An updated internet-based Global Paleomagnetic Database. Earth Science Reviews, (under review).