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Marble.png Marble is powerful virtual globe and world map.

It is part of the KDE Education Project.


Marble welcome.png


For a short introduction into Marble you might want to have a look at the slides of our presentation about Marble at Akademy / GCDS 2009.

There's also a YouTube-video of the first 10 minutes available. The full video can be downloaded here.


Contents

Features

  • You can pan and zoom around and you can look up places and roads
  • A mouse click on a place label will provide the respective Wikipedia article
  • You can measure distances between locations
  • It offers different thematic maps: A classroom-style topographic map, a satellite view, street map, earth at night and temperature and precipitation maps. All maps include a custom map key, so it can also be used as an educational tool for use in class-rooms
  • For educational purposes you can also change date and time and watch how the starry sky and the twilight zone on the map change
  • Supports multiple projections: Choose between a Flat Map ("Plate carré"), Mercator or the Globe
  • Promotes the usage of free maps


Screenshots

Streetmap of Linköping in Sweden


Documentation

Weblinks


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