Chapter 1. Introduction


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Welcome to Marble, a small interactive globe and geographical atlas that puts the world at your fingertips. Just like a real atlas or a conventional globe Marble allows you to freely move across its map and lookup places. Furthermore Marble allows you to zoom in and have many different views on the surface of the Earth. In its default configuration Marble offers 11 different views: Atlas, OpenStreetMap, Satellite View, Earth at Night, Historical Map 1689, Moon, Plain Map, Precipitation (December), Precipitation (July), Temperature (December) and Temperature (July).

Marble comes with a small database of more than 12,000 locations (cities, mountains, volcanoes) which can be searched for and which are integrated with Wikipedia. Additionally you can measure distances using Marble between multiple measure points which can be set freely.

Marble is free software and licensed under the GNU Lesser General Public License.