Projects / Marble


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. 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 classrooms. For educational purposes, you can also change the date and time and watch how the starry sky and the twilight zone on the map change. Marble also features multiple projections: choose between a flat map ("Plate carré"), Mercator, or the globe.

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Recent releases

  •  06 Apr 2013 15:30

    Release Notes: This release adds new Space Orbiter visualization and OpenStreetMap vector handling extensions

    •  30 Apr 2012 09:52

      Release Notes: This version integrates with KDE Plasma's KRunner. The new Elevation Profile shows the incline of routes. Stargazers can view and track Earth satellites. Marble has also gained initial support for display of .osm (OpenStreetMap) files in vector format, and owners of the Nokia N9/N950 are the first to receive the new mobile application Marble Touch. There are new maps available and many bugfixes.

      •  20 Apr 2011 17:43

        Release Notes: A new map creation wizard and map sharing. Earthquakes online service support. Open Desktop online service support. Extended plugin configuration. Map editing and voice navigation.


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