Marble

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Marble
Marble showing FG track.png
Latest release 1.6 (Aug 14th, 2013)
OS Linux, MacOS, Maemo, MeeGo, Windows
Platform PC and Nokia smartphones
Type Interactive globe/atlas
License GNU LGPL
Website
Marble showing the track of the running FG session

Marble is a KDE application that shows a 3D representation of the world and has the ability to overlay different layers. Since KDE 4.9 it is capable of getting the aircraft's position from FlightGear and showing it on the map.

Usage

  1. Start up Marble (version 1.4 at least) and enable under View the "Current Location" checkbox.
  2. Then select in the "Current Location" tab "Flightgear" as Position Tracking.
  3. Now you can start up a Flightgear session with the additional option "--nmea=socket,out,5,localhost,5500,udp" to make your aircraft show up in Marble.