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I'd like to see support for Open Street Map in geolocation plugin. Google Maps are nice (especially search possibility) but they are concentrating on roads. If I want tag place which isn't a road I am out of luck.
Eg. with OSM I can choose which chapel in St. Pauls in Rome I shoot, with GM I see only grey area.
Do you want to integrate this by embedding HTML directly or via Marble? Integration over Marble would have the advantage that it can also be used offline - at least the full blown Marble client has an offline mode.
Currently KHTML is used to display googlemaps.
Note that we need to rewrite googemaps widget to not use a remote web space as relay, since googlemaps api version permit to acess on map without id key. This will be faster and more simple to implement.
Integrating openstreemap over khtml will be easy to add as well, but i'm agree, marble is certainly better than this because we can use it off line.
Perhaps we can create a common widget shared between kipi-plugins and digiKam and hosted in a libs from KDECore (libkexiv2 for example). This widet can include mapwrld support includng marble + googemaps. What do you think about ?
#164440 requests the same and suggests this widget: http://www.qt-apps.org/content/show.php/QMapControl?content=72100.
Would that be an option?
This widget sound cool.
But why iy's not integrated to marblewidget as well ???
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We don't officially offer ready-made Google Maps support.
Also we don't feel keen on supporting non-free maps (as in Free Software).
However technically there's no problem with Marble having support for Google Maps: It works already.
Actually with trunk it's just a matter of changing the Url of an XML file using a text editor.
BTW: Marble in trunk has got freely customizable map-tile Urls, so it should be possible to use lots of other map providers as well.
Great to read that Googlemaps support already exist in marble. I'm very impressioned.
I understand the problematic of license. as marble support plugins, why not to provide googlemaps support by a non offical plugin ? like this you don't take a risk.
You don't have to create a plugin. Technically you'd just have to copy over an existing map-dgml file (e.g. the one used by OSM) and then you need to replace the download Url for the tiles by google's server Url. Nothing more. It's just a matter of a text file.
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BTW: This page shows screenshots of Marble's "inofficial" Google Maps support:
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SVN commit 1218561 by mghansen:
Update NEWS. These bugs/wishes are fixed in kipi-plugins 2 beta 2.
M +7 -1 NEWS
WebSVN link: http://websvn.kde.org/?view=rev&revision=1218561