Marble Virtual Globe 1.1 released

The Marble Team has just released Marble 1.1.

As with every Marble release there is a feature guide with screenshots available at:


This release is special: With many new features being developed during Google Code-in (GCI) the Marble Team
decided to make a new release in between the usual KDE application ones. The new version provides several new features and improvements:

* Map Creation Wizard and Map Sharing
* OpenDesktop and Earthquakes Online Service
* Extended Plugin Configuration
* Map Editing
* and Voice Navigation

The Marble library released alongside is binary compatible with the one shipped with KDE 4.6 (Marble 1.0).
The source code has been tagged on April 14 (see http://edu.kde.org/marble/obtain.php). Binaries for the Nokia N900 are already available in the extras-testing repository at http://maemo.org/packages/view/marble. See also Dennis' blog at http://nienhueser.de/blog/?p=309 .
Desktop packages of this release will appear on the Marble download page (http://edu.kde.org/marble/download.php) during the upcoming week (for Linux, Windows and Mac).


Technical Overview of the 'Marble' Virtual Globe

We mentioned it three times in the past, here's now a technical overview of Marble, an open source virtual globe for KDE and Qt.

From the overview: "Marble is an open source digital globe application that is capable of displaying a number of local and Internet data sources. Intended for educational applications, Marble could be likened to an "open source Google Earth". Marble is cross-platform and has versions for the KDE environment and Qt. [...] So in conclusion, Marble is good at what it is intended for. Data resolution is limited, but it has an interesting set of different map types, plus a well implemented gazetteer which should prove useful for its intended educational mission."

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