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Marble - Virtual Globe

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Marble - Virtual Globe

License: LGPL
See it in action here.

Marble is a Virtual Globe and World Atlas that you can use to learn more about Earth: 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.

Of course it's also possible to measure distances between locations or watch the current cloud cover. Marble 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.

I know it's on KDE's site, but it does not require KDE.
Download here.

Chris Morgan
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Last seen: 7 years 3 months ago
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Hey, nice find! Looks good!

It depends on KDE or Qt only, but the Qt version (yes, there is a Windows build of it) is not quite feature complete. Nevertheless, it looks impressive.

I'd like to do it, but won't be able to get to it for a 2 weeks (maybe more) as it's fairly large (25MB) and I'd prefer to do it at home rather than here in Kolkata. If someone else wants to schnuffle it up, they can, so long as they get in before me Wink

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