Talk:Specification:Geographic Report

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Aternatives ?

MARBLE seems to use the KDE lacks a generic widget that can be used to display geographical maps.

  • Initial support for Google Earth KML files is there already, so it's possible to display placemarks easily.
  • Marble uses a minimal free dataset that can be used offline. Currently the total amount of data that is meant to be shipped is about 5 MB.
  • Marble runs decently without hardware acceleration. It just uses Arthur as a painting backend and does NOT use OpenGL
  • Marble should start up almost instantly. Currently it "cold" starts fully within 2-5 seconds. On each subsequent start it takes about one second.

Also, OpenStreetMap data can be used freely under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license