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Marble Provides Basic Engine For Free Google Earth Replacement

Aug 12, 2008, 20:31 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)

"Marble consists of a series of views of the world, ranging from a satellite view to a plain atlas view. Each of these views is available on a globe, a flat map, or a Mercator projection (a flat view that contains some distortions, such as an enlarged Greenland and diminished Australia, but which continues to enjoy popularity after 500 years). The first time you open a view, Marble takes 10 to 20 seconds to create it, but, after that, you can switch views within a few seconds."

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