Testskoler: Migrating from xplanet 0.9
until now, xplanet 0.9 is used to render maps from our testskoler
Since Debian Sarge, xplanet upgraded to 1.x which is a total rewrite. So
it gets neccessary to rewrite the corresponding commands. At this step,
the discussion is open to move to any other option:
- GeoSphere is a free java applet that is already used to render an
interactive globe, representing our test schools. But it lacks (to my
knowledge) any textures to make a realistic surface.
- There might be a way to render the map on the fly via PHP draw
commands. Virtually one just has to transform (project) given
coordinates to an apropriate background map.
- Personally, I consider another project most promising: Marble is an
upcoming 3D globe for KDE that can also handle KML files, so it's
possible to display placemarks:
What do you think? Anybody ready to give us a hand with this?