Michael G. Hansen
mike at mghansen.de
Sun Jan 4 19:21:54 GMT 2015
On 03.01.2015 15:09, Tobias Leupold wrote:
>> IMHO, the real question is, shouldn't that pointless wrapper be deprecated
>> in favor of just using Marble directly?
> Can marble be used in an identical way as libkgeomap, as a QWidget only
> displaying a map with not only coordinates but also photo thumbnails (grouping
> the coordinates when the zoom factor is too low to display them all etc.), GPX
> tracks and so on?
> If so, we (at KPA) should rethink our implementation (but I don't think that
> libkgeomap has been written for no reason ...). But after all, it's a eligible
> question (which surely can be answered by Gilles Caulier and/or Michael
In the beginning, there was code in digikam that displayed and grouped
thumbnails of images on Marble, while in kipi-plugins there was a
KHTML-based viewer for Google Maps, which only showed a marker at the
position of the photo. Since we wanted both Marble and Google Maps in
both places, we went the natural way of turning that code into a library
so that it can be used in both places without duplicating code.
Originally, we also wanted to show a web-based OpenStreetMap directly
via KHTML to allow for more interaction with OpenStreetMap's layering
options, but that option was abandoned because of incompatibilities
> Apart from that: If Google's terms of service allow using Google maps like
> libkgeomap does, I think it should be a decision of the user which map he/she
> wants to see.
From the way I understood the terms of service, yes, this usage is ok.
We also had a Google Summer of Code student work on the library, and the
project was not rejected by Google. Of course I would rather see a
collection of open data satellite imagery to be used instead, but I
could not find any yet.
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