Marble is a small interactive virtual globe and world atlas that you can use to learn more about Earth: Just like a real atlas or a conventional globe Marble allows you to freely move across its map and lookup places.
Furthermore Marble allows you to zoom in and have many different views on the surface of the Earth A mouse click on a place label will provide the respective Wikipedia article.
Marble is intended to be very flexible; beyond its cross-platform design, the core components can easily be integrated into other programs.
- 11 different views:
- Satellite View.
- Earth at Night.
- Historical Map 1689.
- Plain Map.
- Precipitation (July).
- Precipitation (December).
- Temperature (July).
- Temperature (December).
- Uses a minimal free dataset that can be used offline.
- Uses Arthur as a 2D painting backend. Depending on hardware and the maps being displayed framerate is approximately 5-20 fps.
- Uses vector as well as bitmap data: Currently it uses the MWDB II data combined with SRTM.
- Different Projections: Globe, Flat Map, Mercator.
- Uses KML-Import to display places (Google Earths open format to store placemarks), Basic GPX support.
- More than 12,000 locations (cities, mountains, volcanoes) which can be searched for. Highest Mountains of each continent. Automatic Placemark label placement.
- Renders popular star constellations.
- Draggable panels.
- Sun Shading, Real-Time Clouds.
- Dynamic Coordinate Grid.
- Measure Tool.
- Route planning capabilities.
- Navigation mode called MarbleToGo.
- Basic Wikipedia integration.
- Starry Sky Plugins.
|New to Linux? Read our Linux for Starters series. We start right at the basics and teach you everything you need to know to get started with Linux.|
|The largest compilation of the best free and open source software in the universe. Each article is supplied with a legendary ratings chart helping you make informed decisions.|
|Hundreds of in-depth reviews offering our unbiased and expert opinion on software. We offer helpful and impartial information.|
|Alternatives to Google's Products and Services examines your options to migrate from the Google ecosystem with open source Linux alternatives.|
|Alternatives to Microsoft's Products and Services recommends open source Linux software.|
|Alternatives to Adobe Cloud looks at free and open source alternatives to products available from Adobe Cloud's subscription service.|
|Alternatives to Apple recommends free and open source alternatives to Apple's proprietary world.|
|Alternatives to Corel surveys alternatives to Corel's range of graphics processing products and other software applications.|
|Getting Started with Docker helps you master Docker, a set of platform as a service products that delivers software in packages called containers.|
|Essential Linux system tools focuses on small, indispensable utilities, useful for system administrators as well as regular users.|
|Linux utilities to maximise your productivity. Small, indispensable tools, useful for anyone running a Linux machine.|
|Home computers became commonplace in the 1980s. Emulate home computers including the Commodore 64, Amiga, Atari ST, ZX81, Amstrad CPC, and ZX Spectrum.|
|Now and Then examines how promising open source software fared over the years. It can be a bumpy ride.|
|Linux at Home looks at a range of home activities where Linux can play its part, making the most of our time at home, keeping active and engaged.|
|Linux Candy reveals the lighter side of Linux. Have some fun and escape from the daily drudgery.|
|Best Free Android Apps. We showcase free Android apps that are definitely worth downloading. There's a strict eligibility criteria for inclusion in this series.|
|These best free books accelerate your learning of every programming language. Learn a new language today!|
|These free tutorials offer the perfect tonic to our free programming books series.|
|Stars and Stripes is an occasional series looking at the impact of Linux in the USA.|