TimeScale Creator

TimeScale Creator, a free JAVA package, enables you to explore and create charts of any portion of the geologic time scale from an extensive suite of global and regional events in Earth History.
The internal database suite encompasses over 20,000 biologic, geomagnetic, sea-level, stable isotope, and other events – details are given on the BUILT-IN DATA page.  All ages in TSCreator version 5.4 are currently standardized to Geologic Time Scale 2004, and to the Concise Geologic Time Scale, 2008 compilation. The age model for TSCreator version 6.3 is from "The Geologic Time Scale 2012" by F.M. Gradstein, J.G. Ogg, M.D. Schmitz and G.M. Ogg (Elsevier, 2012).

TSCreator version 6.3 TSCreator version 5.4   All datapacks are now updated to the GTS2012 age model. Download datapacks here
Age model from: "The Geologic Time Scale 2012" by F.M. Gradstein, J.G. Ogg, M.D. Schmitz and G.M. Ogg (Elsevier, 2012). Age model from: "Geologic Time Scale 2004", and the "Concise Geologic Time Scale, 2008", Cambridge University Press
TSCreator introductory screen  
All platforms: Download Timescale Creator 6.3 All platforms: Download Timescale Creator 5.4
Windows only: Download Timescale Creator 6.3 Windows only: Download Timescale Creator 5.4
 

How to use the program (a brief workshop and a detailed manual can be downloaded from our DOWNLOAD page):


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See FAQs for common questions.

TimeScale Creator provides a wealth of information for making charts and posters, such as these CHARTS produced by the Geologic TimeScale Foundation.

Try some of our additional DATAPACKS of selected regional (e.g., British Isles facies successions, New Zealand range charts) or specialty stratigraphy (e.g., global reconstruction images, Ice cores and archeological culture intervals) from the TimeScale Creator library. All datapacks are now updated to the GTS2012 age model.
[NOTE:  You can load and explore the datapacks, but only the PRO version enables saving your on-screen charts.]

Our TimeScale Creator PRO version comes with additional datapacks, capability for saving advanced graphics from datapacks, information on how to create your own datapacks, advanced editing, and other features.  Licenses for the PRO are a donation to enable us to continue to compile and enhance the datasets and software systems.

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