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muhammed
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Could you guys recommend one? I know about openstreetmaps but I'd prefer something that isn't a service.

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There are offline programs using OSM data, like Marble in KDE.

quantumgravity
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I tested it a little bit a while ago and recognized that it doesn't save the whole map on your disc but loads every new area from the net;
I'm afraid your data will be transmitted in this way and it's not really better than SaSS

lembas
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This would seem to suggest you can download maps for offline usage. http://docs.kde.org/development/en/kdeedu/marble/download-region.html

Andrew R.
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On 09/11/13 08:43, adel.afzal wrote:
> Could you guys recommend one? I know about openstreetmaps but I'd
> prefer something that isn't a service.

GNOME Maps will come as a preview with GNOME 3.10, but I think Ubuntu
14.04 might be shipping GNOME 3.8.

Andrew.

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GNOME 3.10 was released in September. GNOME 3.12 will release in March 2014.
Probably Ubuntu 14.04 will shipping GNOME 3.10.

axgb
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Are you saying that they are stopping unity?

tackat
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Marble is easy to use and at the same time a swiss army-knife for maps:

http://de.slideshare.net/marbleglobe/marble-1-6en

describes a few important features. Caching for map data happens on the fly and is configurable. You can also download whole regions in advance - either along a user-specified route or a whole chosen area. So Marble is also perfect for offline-usage. You can also use Marble for GPS tracking, import KML & GPX files and you can query routes. On the other hand Marble is also the perfect tool for education since it comes with a dozen ready-made maps about various topics (and additionally you can download > 30 high-quality maps about different subjects.

G4JC
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Marble is listed along with a few others that support open street maps here:
https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Category:Linux
Licenses are included on each wiki page.

axgb
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Marble is great, I am very pleased to have found out about it. It is better than Google Maps in some ways, it has features that Google does not

forest
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If you're looking for a mapping program that can let you do complex spatial analyses, adding various layers, etc., consider QGIS. It is the alternative to the proprietary ArcGIS from ESRI.

muhammed
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If I install Marble, will it install a lot of the KDE desktop packages too?

ssdclickofdeath
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No.

ZykoticK9
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I'd say YES... YMMV?

lembas
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apt will ask your confirmation before pulling in dependencies. There probably are some dependencies, fewer if you already have KDE apps.

(I personally also love the KDE app Okular for reading PDF files because it scrolls very smoothly and does full fullscreen, unlike evince.)

muhammed
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I tried Marble and I'm really happy with it.

I'll give Okular a try - thanks for the recommendation lembas.

manadalibre
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Lista de programas

-gpxviwewr
-marble
-josm
-merkator
-gpsdrive
-grass

Mis mejores:

-gpsprune
-QLandkarteGT

y

-qgis (http://qgis.org): que no esta en los repositorios de trisquel supongo que por que no esta en los repositorios de ubuntu precise.

Magic Banana

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QGIS (a Geographic Information System) is not in Trisquel's 6 repository but here is how to add it in one command:
$ echo 'deb http://qgis.org/debian precise main' | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list

Update the information on the packages (e.g., 'sudo apt-get update' in the terminal) and the "qgis" package should be installable (e.g., through 'sudo apt-get install qgis' in the terminal).

aloniv

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Another GNOME map application using OpenStreetMap is Emerillon which is available in the repos.

axgb
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I am sure it is possible to download the whole map onto your computer, but that would be enormous, probably several hundred gigabytes.

Magic Banana

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OsmAnd, in F-Droid, allows to download "small parts" of the whole OpenStreetMap (like in tens or hundreds of MB): http://osmand.net

I do not know any GNU/Linux (rather than Android) application that does that.

lembas
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>OsmAnd, in F-Droid, allows to download "small parts" of the whole OpenStreetMap (like in tens or hundreds of MB): http://osmand.net

>I do not know any GNU/Linux (rather than Android) application that does that.

Marble does that.

Magic Banana

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That is nice... although installing Marble means installing a great deal of KDE.

Emerillon does not require any dependency that would not be already be installed on a GNOME distribution (such as Trisquel in its default edition) and is pretty great... but it only works online (not convenient + privacy concerns)... and it does not seem developed anymore (the latest version was released more than 2.5 years ago).

Legimet
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I have OsmAnd on my Replicant tablet, it's pretty good :)

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