Marble is a Virtual Globe and World Atlas that you can use to learn more about the Earth.

Features

  • You can pan and zoom around and you can look up places and roads
  • A mouse click on a place label will provide the respective Wikipedia article
  • You can measure distances between locations
  • It offers different thematic maps: a classroom-style topographic map, a satellite view, street map, Earth at night and temperature and precipitation maps. All maps include a custom map key, so it can also be used as an educational tool for use in classrooms
  • For educational purposes you can also change date and time and watch how the starry sky and the twilight zone on the map change
  • Supports multiple projections: choose between a Flat Map ("Plate carré"), Mercator or the Globe
  • Promotes the usage of free maps

Developed By

Authors:

  • Torsten Rahn <rahn@kde.org>
    Core Developer and Original Author
  • Patrick Spendrin <pspendrin@gmail.com>
    Core Developer: KML and Windows support
  • Jens-Michael Hoffmann <jmho@c-xx.com>
    OpenStreetMap Integration, OSM Namefinder, Download Management
    http://www.c-xx.com
  • Henry de Valence <hdevalence@gmail.com>
    Core Developer: Marble Runners, World-Clock Plasmoid
  • Bastian Holst <bastianholst@gmx.de>
    Online Services support
  • Pino Toscano <pino@kde.org>
    Network plugins
  • Harshit Jain <sonu.itbhu@googlemail.com>
    Planet filter
  • Simon Edwards <simon@simonzone.com>
    Marble Python Bindings
  • Dennis Nienhüser <earthwings@gentoo.org>
    Navigator Float Item
  • Magnus Valle
    Historical Maps
  • Médéric Boquien <mboquien@free.fr>
    Astronomical Observatories
  • Eckhart Wörner <kde@ewsoftware.de>
    Bugfixes
  • Andrew Manson <g.real.ate@gmail.com>
    Google Summer of Code 2009 Project: OSM Annotation
  • Bastian Holst <bastianholst@gmx.de>
    Google Summer of Code 2009 Project: Online Services
  • Patrick Spendrin <pspendrin@gmail.com>
    Google Summer of Code 2008 Project: Vector Tiles for Marble
  • Shashank Singh <shashank.personal@gmail.com>
    Google Summer of Code 2008 Project: Panoramio / Wikipedia -photo support for Marble
  • Carlos Licea
    Google Summer of Code 2007 Project: Equirectangular Projection ("Flat Map"
  • Andrew Manson <g.real.ate@gmail.com>
    Google Summer of Code 2007 Project: GPS Support for Marble
  • Murad Tagirov <tmurad@gmail.com>
    Google Summer of Code 2007 Project: KML Support for Marble
  • Inge Wallin <inge@lysator.liu.se>
    Core Developer and Co-Maintainer
  • Simon Schmeisser
    Development & Patches
  • Claudiu Covaci
    Development & Patches
  • David Roberts
    Development & Patches
  • Nikolas Zimmermann
    Development & Patches
  • Jan Becker
    Development & Patches
  • Stefan Asserhäll
    Development & Patches
  • Laurent Montel
    Development & Patches
  • Prashanth Udupa
    Development & Patches
  • Anne-Marie Mahfouf
    Development & Patches
  • Josef Spillner
    Development & Patches
  • Frerich Raabe
    Development & Patches
  • Frederik Gladhorn
    Development & Patches
  • Fredrik Höglund
    Development & Patches
  • Albert Astals Cid
    Development & Patches
  • Thomas Zander
    Development & Patches
  • Joseph Wenninger
    Development & Patches
  • Kris Thomsen
    Development & Patches
  • Daniel Molkentin
    Development & Patches
  • Tim Sutton
    Platforms & Distributions
  • Christian Ehrlicher
    Platforms & Distributions
  • Ralf Habacker
    Platforms & Distributions
  • Steffen Joeris
    Platforms & Distributions
  • Marcus Czeslinski
    Platforms & Distributions
  • Marcus D. Hanwell
    Platforms & Distributions
  • Chitlesh Goorah
    Platforms & Distributions
  • Nuno Pinheiro
    Artwork
  • Torsten Rahn
    Artwork

Thanks To:

  • Luis Silva
    Various Suggestions & Testing
  • Stefan Jordan
    Various Suggestions & Testing
  • Robert Scott
    Various Suggestions & Testing
  • Lubos Petrovic
    Various Suggestions & Testing
  • Benoit Sigoure
    Various Suggestions & Testing
  • Martin Konold
    Various Suggestions & Testing
  • Matthias Welwarsky
    Various Suggestions & Testing
  • Rainer Endres
    Various Suggestions & Testing
  • Ralf Gesellensetter
    Various Suggestions & Testing
  • Tim Alder
    Various Suggestions & Testing
  • John Layt
    Special thanks for providing an important source of inspiration by creating Marble's predecessor "Kartographer".

License

Marble is distributed under the terms of the GNU Library General Public License, version 2.