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Google Code-in 2014 KDE

Marble: Create a new Tour for your favorite map theme

completed by: Ilya Kowalewski

mentors: Dennis Nienhüser, shentey, Sanjiban Bairagya, Torsten Rahn

Important: Please start Marble with gdb for this task ("gdb marble-qt") and report all crashes together with the backtrace to and attach them to this task.

First update Marble to latest master and get the result tarballs files from:


Extract them in a directory and watch the tours

The whole idea is to create a new tour which presents places in the same way - just for your favorite map theme instead (That could be a different planet or some historical/climate map theme or whatever).

Now be Stephen Spielberg and direct a Tour about your favorite map theme. Tell the whole story:

- Create a similar Tour for your favorite map theme (OSM and the Moon map theme are excluded for this task - so please choose a different one).

  - Add 10 FlyTos with appropriate Waits and flight durations in between

  - Make a balloon pop up for each place that displays text and images similar to the bestofosm4.kml . Add some text with interesting facts about the place you show.

Make sure that you specify the image links as relative paths.

  - If there is an opportunity then add soundcues.

The whole thing should be entertaining, interesting and nice to watch :-)

Save the whole tour as a kml file (save the images you use in the same directory before you add them) and attach the resulting tarball to this task.