Answer To Google Earth Universeand Evrything Else Abbreviated

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This presentation was used for a talk on open source alternative to Google Earth named Marble [part of KDE-edu] .
http://freed.in/2009/talks/the-answer-to-google-earthuniverse-and-everything-else.html

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Answer To Google Earth Universeand Evrything Else Abbreviated

  1. 1. The Answer To “Google Earth”, Universe And Everything Else
  2. 2. No It's Not 42 ;)
  3. 3. It's 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. Get wikipedia Articles of places of interest , Plan Your Journey using detailed Maps . In opposite to other virtual globes Marble also features multiple projections: Choose between a Flat Map ("Plate carré"), Mercator or the Globe. The best of all: Marble is Free Software / Open Source Software and promotes the usage of free maps. And it's available for all major operating systems (Linux/Unix, MS Windows and Mac OS X).
  4. 5. Marble and Geo Content Wikipedia Defines GeoContent as “It's is an abbreviation of geographic content. Geo-content is information that is valuable to a specific audience based on their location, and is generated by integrating data stored in a Geographic Information System (GIS) database with data stored in a non-spatial database”
  5. 6. Geo-Content <ul><li>Open Content
  6. 7. Closed Content </li></ul>
  7. 8. Open-Content <ul><li>Geo Rss & KML
  8. 9. Wikipedia
  9. 10. NASA Blue Marble
  10. 11. Open Street Map </li></ul>
  11. 12. Closed Geo-Content <ul><li>Panoramio
  12. 13. Twitter
  13. 14. Social Networks </li></ul>
  14. 15. Demo
  15. 16. Panoramio
  16. 18. Twitter
  17. 20. Identi.ca
  18. 22. <ul>Features of Marble Widget </ul><ul><li>Marble uses a decent minimal free dataset that can be used offline ( 10 MB )
  19. 23. Download data from the internet on demand,Wikipedia integration, OpenStreetMap
  20. 24. Runs well without hardware acceleration (no
  21. 25. OpenGL so far)
  22. 26. No dependency except for Qt4.3
  23. 27. Startup time about 25 secs, fast </li></ul>
  24. 28. [email_address] IRC: #kdeedu on irc.freenode.org http://edu.kde.org/marble Join Us :)

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