MAY
10
2009

Marble online services

During the last weeks I introduces Marbles AbstractDataPlugin classes. These make it possible to generate a full featured Marble plugin showing for example photos on the globe with several hundered lines of code.
In KDE 4.3 beta 1 is a photo and a wikipedia plugin. On clicking on the little items on the globe, Marble will open a browser showing the corresponding flickr site. The wikipedia plugin may still have some issues, so it probably won't work, but this is already fixed in trunk.

If you have more ideas for plugins don't hesitate to post them.
A weather plugin will be part of my this years summer of code, but weather is another problem as the data is not so easily available with reverse geocoding.

Comments

I have another suggestion for a plugin which is already filled as a wish:
https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=185417 (projecting addressbook entries on a map so that you know which of your friends are on the way, when you go travelling.


By markw at Sun, 05/10/2009 - 18:27

What about a "marble news plugin"? I've uploaded a mockup here.

It would be just great, if something like that will be possible some time. The only question is: Where can you get the data - especially the geo data - from?

Btw.: The most popular news show of Germany already has something like this on their website.


By sebia_os at Sun, 05/10/2009 - 18:48