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Marble.png Marble is a 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.


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

Tutorials

Maemo (Marble for Nokia N900)

More Information


This page was last modified on 20 April 2019, at 14:30. Content is available under Creative Commons License SA 4.0 unless otherwise noted.