Integrate KML tours with map themes and allow starting a tour from the legend
completed by: Mikhail Ivchenko
mentors: Torsten Rahn, Dennis Nienhüser
Marble is a virtual globe and world atlas — your Swiss army knife for maps. Find your way and explore the world!
We are working on integrating support for KML Tours into Marble. The user interface will be a panel (like Routing, Map View, ...) where a tour can be loaded from a .kml file, edited, played and also recorded to a movie file. To integrate tours with the rest of Marble this task should explore the possibility to distribute one or more .kml files with tours along a map theme. It should be possible to include the tour in the legend of that map theme such that the user can start it directly from there.
- Place a sample .kml file with a Tour inside in one of the local map theme directories (e.g. ~/.local/share/marble/maps/earth/openstreetmap/sample-tour.kml)
- Modify the legend of the .dgml to reference that tour. Inside Marble there should be a link or a button which the user can click to start that tour
- The easiest way to reach Marble developers to help you is to visit the #marble IRC channel in freenode. Watch out for Earthwings