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    Marble is a powerful virtual globe and world map.

    It is part of the KDE Education Project.

    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.


    • 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


    Streetmap of Linköping in Sweden


    Maemo (Marble for Nokia N900)

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