[OSM-talk] Large OSM "globe" style images

Matthias Julius lists at julius-net.net
Thu Feb 19 04:08:41 GMT 2009

Inge Wallin <inge at lysator.liu.se> writes:

> On Wednesday 18 February 2009 20:43:35 Matthias Julius wrote:
>> Inge Wallin <inge at lysator.liu.se> writes:
>> > Hi, one of the Marble developers here...
>> I noticed that Marble shows the map right up to the poles.  These are
>> not covered by Mercator maps.  So I suspect Marble stretches the map a
>> little bit leading to some inaccuracies like water reaching almost
>> directly up to the south pole.
>> It would be more accurate if Marble did not stretch the map and
>> instead allowed a fill color or image to be specified for each pole.
>> Or is this already possible?
> Good point!  I'll have to check what actually happens.
> Can you register this on bugs.kde.org as well?

Actually, after looking at the south pole again a little more
carefully it seems more like Marble is projecting the pixels at the
edge of the tiles towards the pole.  At least this is not completely


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