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Filter Continental Plates by Geological Period

The continental plates have moved around a lot over geological time. Reconstructing the arrangement of the continental plates is possible using GeoGraphics. You can search for all geological periods over the last 550 million years, and for each one, retrieve all available plate configurations for that period. The results can be combined into an animation.

Start by restricting the coverage to the last 550 million years using FilteredEntityClass.

Next, define an EntityFunction that takes the results and generates a map with labels, making sure to sort the results in the proper chronological order needed for these purposes.

Finally, feed these into EntityValue to obtain the final results and animate them as frames.

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