Other languages:English • dansk • português do Brasil • українська ← Tracking Marble/MapThemes Bookmarks → One of the core features of Marble is the support for different maps (map themes in Marble speak) and different planets. Each of them can be viewed in different projections: Make the planet look like a globe using the Spherical projection or view it like a printed map in the Mercator projection. Map themes are configured in the Map View dialog in Marble. You find it in the tab bar on the left in the Desktop version. Marble's mobile version on the Nokia N900 offers you to open the Map View dialog via the main application menu. The Map View dialog lets you choose a projection, the planet (celestial body) and a map theme. The rest of this tutorials explains these choices in detail. Contents 1 Planet Choices 2 Projection Choices 3 Map Theme Choices 3.1 Overview Maps 3.2 Street Maps 3.3 Educational Maps 3.4 Restricted Maps 4 Installing Additional Map Themes Planet Choices Marble supports about a dozen different planets. In the Map View dialog you can choose those planets where at least one map theme is installed for. Earth. Plenty of different map themes are available. Moon. We're aware it's not really a planet. Mars Venus Projection Choices The projection defines how the surface of the planet is presented on the screen. This can be a globe or some sort of a flat map. Spherical Projection Flat Map Projection Mercator Projection Example Common Usage Distant view, measuring large distances Distant view Close view, navigation Tip Unsure which projection to choose? A rule of thumb is to use the Spherical projection at very large distances and the Mercator projection otherwise. Map Theme Choices Overview Maps Map Theme Preview Description Atlas A classic topographic map. It uses vector lines to mark coastlines, country borders etc. and a height relief. Plain Map A simple version of the Atlas theme without topography. Satellite View Earth as seen from space with sun illumination. Includes a cloud layer with real-time data. Natural Earth Natural Earth portrays the world environment in an idealized manner with little human influence. Includes a cloud layer with real-time data. Earth at Night Earth as seen from space without sun illumination. Street Maps These maps are optimized for high zoom levels, showing many details on the street and city level. Some of them provide good country and even continent or space views, but that's not their primary area of use. Need to find a route? Do you like hiking or biking? Want to explore the neighborhood? Pick one of these maps. Map Theme Preview Description OpenStreetMapGeneral purpose The famous OpenStreetMap Mapnik layer. A general purpose map with useful information for the most common use cases. The map is identical to that shown on openstreetmap.org.Combine this map theme with the Mercator projection for optimal speed and a sharp map view. OsmarenderGeneral purpose The OpenStreetMap Osmarender layer. A general purpose map with useful information for the most common use cases. The map is identical to that selectable in the top-right toolbox on openstreetmap.org.Compared to the Mapnik layer (OpenStreetMap theme), this theme has more lively colors and presents some different data. The view from space looks better than that of Mapnik. On the other hand, Mapnik handles conflicting elements at the street level better. In Osmarender, icon sizes are less balanced and the z-order (stacking) is wrong for some elements. Labels overlap in densely packed areas.Combine this map theme with the Mercator projection for optimal speed and a sharp map view. OpenCycleMapFor bikers OpenStreetMap data presented for bikers. The map is identical to that selectable in the top-right toolbox on openstreetmap.org.Combine this map theme with the Mercator projection for optimal speed and a sharp map view. OSM Hike & Bike MapFor hikers and bikers A map theme optimized for hiking and biking, based on OpenStreetMap data. Includes a very nice hillshading layer that shows the terrain (activate it in the Legend tab).Combine this map theme with the Mercator projection for optimal speed and a sharp map view. Educational Maps Map Theme Preview Description Historical Map 1689 A historical world map from the year 1689 created by G. van Schagen in Amsterdam. Historical Map 1720 A historical world map from the year 1720 created by Guillaume de L'Isle in Paris. Historical Map 1786 A historical world map from the year 1786 created by William Faden in London. Precipitation (month) Colors indicate the precipitation in the given month. Open the Legend tab to find out which color matches which precipitation. Temperature (month) Colors indicate the average temperature in the given month. Open the Legend tab to find out which color matches which temperature. Restricted Maps These map themes work fine in Marble from a technical point of view. The terms of service of the companies offering these maps, however, may prevent you from using it. If you want to use these map themes, you must install them manually. Make sure their terms of service allow you to use them within Marble. Warning To the best of our knowledge the usage of these restricted maps is forbidden in an application like Marble. We only want to demonstrate the technical feasibility here. Please don't add details on their installation in Marble to this Wiki. We don't want to promote the usage of maps which we think are not free.Read more about the restrictions on using Google Maps in Dennis Nienhüser's blog. Map Theme Preview Description Google Maps Street maps from maps.google.com Google Satellite Satellite maps from maps.google.com Mapquest Street maps from mapquest.com Virtual Earth Satellite maps from virtualearth.net Installing Additional Map Themes Map Theme Linux (KDE) Mac, Windows Maemo (N900) Atlas Packaged Packaged Marble Maps package Earth at Night Packaged Packaged Marble Maps package Google Maps Manual installation Manual installation Manual installation Google Satellite Manual installation Manual installation Manual installation Historical Map 1689 Download Maps feature Manual installation Marble Maps package Historical Map 1720 Download Maps feature Manual installation Manual installation Historical Map 1786 Download Maps feature Manual installation Manual installation Mapquest Manual installation Manual installation Manual installation Natural Earth Download Maps feature Manual installation Manual installation OpenStreetMap Packaged Packaged Packaged Osmarender Download Maps feature Manual installation Marble Maps package Open CycleMap Download Maps feature Manual installation Manual installationMarble 1.2 and later: Marble Maps package OSM Hike & Bike Map Download Maps feature Manual installation Marble Maps package Plain Map Packaged Packaged Marble Maps package Precipitation Packaged Packaged Marble Maps package Satellite View Packaged Packaged Marble Maps package Temperature Packaged Packaged Marble Maps package Virtual Earth Manual installation Manual installation Manual installation Legend Term Description Marble Maps package Please install the Marble Maps package from the extras repository (the same where you installed Marble - Virtual Globe from). See Maemo Installation (Nokia N900 only). Download Maps feature Please use the Download Maps feature in Marble from the File menu (KDE only). Manual installation Please follow the link (if any) and install the map theme manually. ← Tracking Marble/MapThemes Bookmarks → Retrieved from "https://userbase.kde.org/index.php?title=Marble/MapThemes&oldid=261163" Category: Education This page was last edited on 14 August 2012, at 07:30. Content is available under Creative Commons License SA 4.0 unless otherwise noted.