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Hello Marble
Tutorial Series   Marble Python Tutorial
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Hello Marble!

Marble offers KDE-Python bindings. A small hello world example is available as part of the Marble sources at

marble/examples/python/simple_marble.py


The Marble API allows a very easy integration of a map widget into your application. Let's prove that with some python code:


  1. !env python
  2. Copyright 2008 Simon Edwards <simon@simonzone.com>
  3. This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
  4. modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as
  5. published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of
  6. the License, or (at your option) any later version.
  7. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
  8. but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
  9. MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the
  10. GNU General Public License for more details.
  11. You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
  12. along with this program. If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.
  13. A very simple example of how to use the marble widget.

from PyQt4.QtCore import * from PyKDE4.kdeui import * from PyKDE4.kdecore import * from PyKDE4.marble import * import sys

class MainWin (KMainWindow):

   def __init__ (self, *args):
       KMainWindow.__init__ (self)
       self.resize(640, 480)
       self.marble = Marble.MarbleWidget(self)
       self.marble.setMapThemeId("earth/bluemarble/bluemarble.dgml")
       self.setCentralWidget(self.marble)
       self.marble.centerOn(5.8333, 51.8333)
       self.marble.zoomView(2000)

def main():

   appName     = "simple_marble"
   catalog     = ""
   programName = ki18n ("default")
   version     = "1.0"
   description = ki18n ("Simple Python Marble Example")
   license     = KAboutData.License_GPL
   copyright   = ki18n ("(c) 2008 Simon Edwards")
   text        = ki18n ("none")
   homePage    = "www.simonzone.com"
   bugEmail    = "simon@simonzone.com"
   aboutData   = KAboutData (appName, catalog, programName, version, description,
                             license, copyright, text, homePage, bugEmail)
   aboutData.addAuthor (ki18n("Simon Edwards"), ki18n("Developer"))
   
   KCmdLineArgs.init(sys.argv, aboutData)
   
   app = KApplication()
   mainWindow = MainWin(None, "main window")
   mainWindow.show()
   app.connect(app, SIGNAL ("lastWindowClosed ()"), app.quit)
   app.exec_()

main()


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