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  1. 1. The Answer To Google Earth,Universe And Everything Else
  2. 2. No Its Not 42 ;)
  3. 3. Its MarbleMarble is a Virtual Globe and World Atlas that you can use to learnmore about Earth: You can pan and zoom around and you canlook up places and roads. Get wikipedia Articles of places ofinterest , Plan Your Journey using detailed Maps .In opposite to other virtual globes Marble also features multipleprojections: Choose between a Flat Map ("Plate carr"), Mercatoror the Globe.The best of all: Marble is Free Software / Open Source Softwareand promotes the usage of free maps. And its available for allmajor operating systems (Linux/Unix, MS Windows and Mac OSX).
  4. 4. Marble and Geo Content Wikipedia Defines GeoContent as Its is an abbreviation of geographic content. Geo- content is information that is valuable to a specific audience based on their location, andis generated by integrating data stored in aGeographic Information System (GIS) databasewith data stored in a non-spatial database
  5. 5. Geo-Content Open Content Closed Content
  6. 6. Open-Content Geo Rss & KML Wikipedia NASA Blue Marble Open Street Map
  7. 7. Closed Geo-Content Panoramio Twitter Social Networks
  8. 8. Demo
  9. 9. Panoramio
  10. 10. Twitter
  11. 11. Identi.ca
  12. 12. Features of Marble Widget Marble uses a decent minimal free dataset thatcan be used offline ( 10 MB ) Download data from the internet on demand,Wikipedia integration, OpenStreetMap Runs well without hardware acceleration (no OpenGL so far) No dependency except for Qt4.3 Startup time about 25 secs, fast
  13. 13. Join Us :)marbledevel@kde.orgIRC: #kdeeduon irc.freenode.orghttp://edu.kde.org/marbleSpecial Thanks to Torsten Rahn , inge wallin & PatrickSpendrin for helping me :)