Version: 1.0.0 (using KDE 4.0.0DevelKDE 3.5.5)
Installed from: I Don't KnowDebian stable PackagesDebian stable Packages
Sorry, since I am not yet using KDE 4.0.0 I had to fake some of the OS, KDE version etc. data to make your bugzilla (?) let me in to put not a bug here but a feature request. (Why the heck is that beast that reluctant to leave me in to put a feature request here? -- I think, at least for not-bugs it should be easier to come in.)
I am not yet using marble, but I read much about it, am interested in it as in GEarth. Just saw this report http://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2008/02/about_google_earth_imagery.html on the recentness of imagery in that product and presume, marble's using roughly the same data. - If you could get your hands onto the more up-to-date pigture data, such as weather data or that daily planet, I think, it might be worth the effort to enable users to mark spots as bein good..high quality. Some algorithm might determine what's really good quality and what's "Oops!'.
As GE isn't doing this - as far as I know, I think, marble could take this as an advantage over GE, be more up-to-date.
Just an idea/suggestion. However, I thought, it was worth to mention this to you fellow developers & file this feature request. Thanks for considering (no thanks for blaming me, if there's an error in reasoning in it;).
You know that NASA crowdsourcing project where they enabled passers-by to mark "interesting spots" or craters on Mars imagery. That's what I have in mind; I think it might work for marble and weather data as well: you won't need to use the whole picture but only the parts people select as being high quality.
That's arguably outside the scope of marble ?
Marble is only a consumer of satellite data, it has no control on the high-res satellite imagery sources it uses. Unless some imagery provider has an api to crowdsource its data (go ask them), I suggest closing this bug as wontfix.
Currently this is indeed out of the scope of Marble.
A bit related is bug 300306 maybe.