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  • 1. Finding Direction – Marble goes Mobile Torsten Rahn <torsten.rahn@basyskom.de> 02.07.2010 | Tampere, Finland | Akademy 2010
  • 2. Marble for Users ● Learn and Explore ● The world at your fingertips ● Lookup Places and Friends ● Map information online ● Get Directions ● Routing and GPS made easily Torsten Rahn Finding Direction - Marble goes Mobile 2
  • 3. Marble for Developers ● Extends Qt for Displaying Maps ● Provides a map component that is easy to integrate into your application Torsten Rahn Finding Direction - Marble goes Mobile 3
  • 4. Marble Library ● Qt library with a Qt'ish API to provide a map ● Projections (even non-cartesian ones). ● Data structure models OGC standard KML ● GeoGraphicsView ● Plugin architecture Torsten Rahn Finding Direction - Marble goes Mobile 4
  • 5. Examples of Use ● KDE Applications: e.g. Digikam Torsten Rahn Finding Direction - Marble goes Mobile 5
  • 6. Examples of Use ● Chakra Live CD installer: ● Language and Time Settings Torsten Rahn Finding Direction - Marble goes Mobile 6
  • 7. Examples of Use ● Theyr.com: GribView 2.0 Weather Planner Torsten Rahn Finding Direction - Marble goes Mobile 7
  • 8. Key Facts: ● Only Requirement: Qt ● Free Software, LGPL ● OpenStreetMap & Wikipedia integration ● Modular & easily extensible ● Very active community of developers & users Torsten Rahn Finding Direction - Marble goes Mobile 8
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  • 10. Platforms ● Linux, Unix ● MacOS X, ● MS Windows ● MeeGo, Maemo 5 ● Symbian (?) ● Only dependency of libmarble: Qt 4.x Torsten Rahn Finding Direction - Marble goes Mobile 10
  • 11. Marble MeeGo Roadmap ● June/July: ● Performance improvements ● July/August: ● User Interface adjustments ● Task based UI, Qt Quick support Torsten Rahn Finding Direction - Marble goes Mobile 11
  • 12. Marble MeeGo UI streamlining ● Make better use of Marble's device profiles ● Have the Marble UI centered around a single lineedit (also for the desktop version). ● MeeGo integration. Different approaches: ● MeeGo QStyle integration ● Native version based on MeeGo Touch ● Alternative Qt Quick interface. http://gitorious.org/marble/earthwings-marble Torsten Rahn Finding Direction - Marble goes Mobile 12
  • 13. New in KDE 4.5: Routing Torsten Rahn Finding Direction - Marble goes Mobile 13
  • 14. Routing ● Online vs. Offline Routing ● Marble Runner ● OpenRoutingService.org ● In-Place Node-Editing ● Export / Print Routes Torsten Rahn Finding Direction - Marble goes Mobile 14
  • 15. New in KDE 4.5: Bulk download ● In addition to seamless download of map data: Bulk Tile Download ● Useful for offline usage for e.g. OpenStreetMap Torsten Rahn Finding Direction - Marble goes Mobile 15
  • 16. New in KDE 4.5: WMS and Tile Blending ● Quick and Dirty WMS support ● Multiple tiles stacked and blended on top of each other ● Dozens of blending types. Torsten Rahn Finding Direction - Marble goes Mobile 16
  • 17. Google Summer of Code 2010 ● Gaurav Gupta: Bookmarks and Annotations Torsten Rahn Finding Direction - Marble goes Mobile 17
  • 18. Google Summer of Code 2010 ● Harshit Jain: Time Support for Marble ● Offline Database uses Geonames.org now Torsten Rahn Finding Direction - Marble goes Mobile 18
  • 19. Google Summer of Code 2010 ● Siddharth Srivastava: Marble To Go (Navigation Mode) Torsten Rahn Finding Direction - Marble goes Mobile 19
  • 20. Marble needs your help! We need Software Developers, Translators, Editors, Web Designers, QA people and You! marble-devel@kde.org IRC: #marble on irc.freenode.org http://edu.kde.org/marble Thanks for Support: Torsten Rahn Finding Direction - Marble goes Mobile 20
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