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[[Welcome_to_KDE_UserBase|Home]] >> [[Applications]] >> [[Applications/Education|Education]] >> [[Marble]]
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| '''Marble is powerful virtual globe and world map.'''
 
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It is part of the [http://edu.kde.org KDE Education Project].
 
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'''Marble''' is part of the [http://edu.kde.org KDE Education Project].
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For a short introduction into '''Marble''' you might want to have a look at the
 
For a short introduction into '''Marble''' you might want to have a look at the
 
[http://developer.kde.org/~tackat/marble-akademy2009.pdf slides of our presentation about Marble] at [http://www.grancanariadesktopsummit.org Akademy / GCDS 2009].
 
[http://developer.kde.org/~tackat/marble-akademy2009.pdf slides of our presentation about Marble] at [http://www.grancanariadesktopsummit.org Akademy / GCDS 2009].
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==Features==
 
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* You can pan and zoom around and you can look up places and roads
 
* 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
 
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==Screenshots==
 
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[[Image:Marble_streetmap.jpg|thumb|500px|center|''Streetmap of Linköping in Sweden'']]
 
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* [http://docs.kde.org/development/en/kdeedu/marble/index.html '''Marble''' Handbook]
 
* [http://docs.kde.org/development/en/kdeedu/marble/index.html '''Marble''' Handbook]
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==Weblinks==
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* [http://edu.kde.org/marble '''Marble''' homepage]
  
 
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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.


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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