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Raffaele BELARDI
I suppose it's due to Google's choice to support only Chrome, although I missed the Gentoo
news bit if there was one.

For Android there is the really good Open Street Map application, are there any desktop
alternatives in Portage for non-Chrome users? I know OSM has a web interface but I'd
prefer a standalone application.

raffaele

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Re: no more googleearth in portage

Dale-46
Raffaele Belardi wrote:

> I suppose it's due to Google's choice to support only Chrome, although I missed the Gentoo
> news bit if there was one.
>
> For Android there is the really good Open Street Map application, are there any desktop
> alternatives in Portage for non-Chrome users? I know OSM has a web interface but I'd
> prefer a standalone application.
>
> raffaele
>
>


If it helps any, I still have it installed and I rescued the ebuild
folder.  I can send it to you if you want it, or anyone else, off list. 
Let me know if you or anyone else is interested.  It's version
7.1.8.3036 but it works for me here.

I wasn't even aware that it had been removed.  I to like to look at
things from a above viewpoint and I don't have a phone or anything that
can use googleearth.  I'm glad you posted because I wouldn't have
noticed otherwise. 

Just curious, could this be in a overlay somewhere? 

Dale

:-)  :-) 

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Re: no more googleearth in portage

Neil Bothwick
On Wed, 20 Sep 2017 01:59:14 -0500, Dale wrote:

> If it helps any, I still have it installed and I rescued the ebuild
> folder.  I can send it to you if you want it, or anyone else, off list. 
> Let me know if you or anyone else is interested.  It's version
> 7.1.8.3036 but it works for me here.
>
> I wasn't even aware that it had been removed.  I to like to look at
> things from a above viewpoint and I don't have a phone or anything that
> can use googleearth.  I'm glad you posted because I wouldn't have
> noticed otherwise. 
>
> Just curious, could this be in a overlay somewhere? 
Of course...

% eix -R googleearth
* sci-geosciences/googleearth
     Available versions:  5.1.3535.3218-r1^ms[2] (~)5.2.1.1329_beta^ms[2] (~)6.0.1.2032_beta^ms[2] (~)7.1.4.1529^m[1] (~)7.1.8.3036^m[3] {+bundled-libs (+)qt-bundled}
     Homepage: https://earth.google.com/
     Description: A 3D interface to the planet

[1] "bircoph" layman/bircoph
[2] "multilib-portage" layman/multilib-portage
[3] "voyageur" layman/voyageur



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Michael Orlitzky
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On 09/20/2017 01:55 AM, Raffaele Belardi wrote:
> I suppose it's due to Google's choice to support only Chrome

https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=624966


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John Campbell-3
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On 09/19/2017 10:55 PM, Raffaele Belardi wrote:
> I suppose it's due to Google's choice to support only Chrome, although I missed the Gentoo
> news bit if there was one.
>
> For Android there is the really good Open Street Map application, are there any desktop
> alternatives in Portage for non-Chrome users? I know OSM has a web interface but I'd
> prefer a standalone application.

Gentoo has never handled new versions of googleearth well.  They gave up
this time.

The alt version  from the voyageur overlay (found from zugainia.org
site) worked with the new 7.3.0.3830 google earth with slight modifications.

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R0b0t1
In reply to this post by Raffaele BELARDI
On Wednesday, September 20, 2017, Raffaele Belardi <[hidden email]> wrote:
> I suppose it's due to Google's choice to support only Chrome, although I missed the Gentoo
> news bit if there was one.
>

I'm not sure that is right, see here: https://www.google.com/earth/download/gep/agree.html.

It looks like it is still "supported," but development may have slowed.

> For Android there is the really good Open Street Map application, are there any desktop
> alternatives in Portage for non-Chrome users? I know OSM has a web interface but I'd
> prefer a standalone application.
>

Take a look at QGIS.[1] There is also NASA's WorldWind.[2] GIS is the keyword you should be using. It looks like the competitive non-Google Earth software projects are mainly targeted at developers. However, it most places I see that still talk about Google Earth tend to use it in a "developer" role (typically importing GIS data, not software development).

The best forum topic I could find[3] states (as does the previously referenced bug) Google Earth was removed to sporadic crashes. This may not have been fixed. Regardless, I would invite you to not be afraid of installing packages into your $HOME, e.g. $HOME/.local or another non-root location. This is typically the first step before creating an ebuild.

Some users seem to install Google Earth with overlays. Overlays should be evaluated with respect to their maintainers, but in general I have only seen them cause problems as they will invariably fall out of date. For sufficiently popular software packages this might not be an issue.

Cheers,
     R0b0t1


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Re: no more googleearth in portage

Urs Schütz
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On 09/20/17 07:55, Raffaele Belardi wrote:

> I suppose it's due to Google's choice to support only Chrome, although I missed the Gentoo
> news bit if there was one.
>
> For Android there is the really good Open Street Map application, are there any desktop
> alternatives in Portage for non-Chrome users? I know OSM has a web interface but I'd
> prefer a standalone application.
>
> raffaele
>
>

Maybe  sci-geosciences/viking ?
Try to change the map from MapQuest to MapNik to get a first impression.

Urs

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Raffaele BELARDI
Urs Schütz wrote:

> On 09/20/17 07:55, Raffaele Belardi wrote:
>> I suppose it's due to Google's choice to support only Chrome, although I missed the Gentoo
>> news bit if there was one.
>>
>> For Android there is the really good Open Street Map application, are there any desktop
>> alternatives in Portage for non-Chrome users? I know OSM has a web interface but I'd
>> prefer a standalone application.
>>
>
> Maybe  sci-geosciences/viking ?
> Try to change the map from MapQuest to MapNik to get a first impression.
>

Thanks to all for replies, I think I'll start with viking, qgis looks more complicated for
a beginner. But as always (mapquest vs mapnik? why there are two? why should  choose?)
when you scrape the surface complexity immediately emerges so it will take some time and
study.

raffaele

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Róbert Čerňanský-2
On Tue, 26 Sep 2017 09:15:49 +0200
Raffaele Belardi <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Urs Schütz wrote:
> > On 09/20/17 07:55, Raffaele Belardi wrote:  
> >> I suppose it's due to Google's choice to support only Chrome,
> >> although I missed the Gentoo news bit if there was one.
> >>
> >> For Android there is the really good Open Street Map application,
> >> are there any desktop alternatives in Portage for non-Chrome
> >> users? I know OSM has a web interface but I'd prefer a standalone
> >> application.
> >
> > Maybe  sci-geosciences/viking ?
> > Try to change the map from MapQuest to MapNik to get a first
> > impression.
>
> Thanks to all for replies, I think I'll start with viking, qgis looks
> more complicated for a beginner. But as always (mapquest vs mapnik?
> why there are two? why should  choose?) when you scrape the surface
> complexity immediately emerges so it will take some time and study.

kde-apps/marble is good.  But unlike OsmAnd for Android it only uses
online, pre-rendered maps (they are cached to disk though).

Robert


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Frank Steinmetzger
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On Wed, Sep 20, 2017 at 07:55:43AM +0200, Raffaele Belardi wrote:
> I suppose it's due to Google's choice to support only Chrome, although I missed the Gentoo
> news bit if there was one.
>
> For Android there is the really good Open Street Map application, are there any desktop
> alternatives in Portage for non-Chrome users? I know OSM has a web interface but I'd
> prefer a standalone application.

Coincidentally, I am looking for a program with which to manage a collection
of locations. Many a year ago I did this with Googleearth – it offered a
tree in which I sorted all sorts of locations, mostly places that I have
been on holiday, with my school class, on tour with choirs and so on.

In the end I would like to be able to view a map of my
area/country/continent with a cloud of colourful flags/markers.

I don’t really want to use Osmand for this even though it uses kml(?), the
same format used by Googleearth. The reason being I only have a small-screen
Android device which screen is not comfortable enough for this task and its
storage space (for maps) is rather limited.

I had a quick look at viking, but I couldn’t really get a hang of the UI and
I got the impression that it’s not meant for this kind of use case.

I do use marble now and again, but unfortunately, it does not have a marker
feature at all.

Can anyone give a suggestion? Cheerio.

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R0b0t1
On Wed, Sep 27, 2017 at 5:03 PM, Frank Steinmetzger <[hidden email]> wrote:

> On Wed, Sep 20, 2017 at 07:55:43AM +0200, Raffaele Belardi wrote:
>> I suppose it's due to Google's choice to support only Chrome, although I missed the Gentoo
>> news bit if there was one.
>>
>> For Android there is the really good Open Street Map application, are there any desktop
>> alternatives in Portage for non-Chrome users? I know OSM has a web interface but I'd
>> prefer a standalone application.
>
> Coincidentally, I am looking for a program with which to manage a collection
> of locations. Many a year ago I did this with Googleearth – it offered a
> tree in which I sorted all sorts of locations, mostly places that I have
> been on holiday, with my school class, on tour with choirs and so on.
>
> In the end I would like to be able to view a map of my
> area/country/continent with a cloud of colourful flags/markers.
>
> I don’t really want to use Osmand for this even though it uses kml(?), the
> same format used by Googleearth. The reason being I only have a small-screen
> Android device which screen is not comfortable enough for this task and its
> storage space (for maps) is rather limited.
>
> I had a quick look at viking, but I couldn’t really get a hang of the UI and
> I got the impression that it’s not meant for this kind of use case.
>
> I do use marble now and again, but unfortunately, it does not have a marker
> feature at all.
>
> Can anyone give a suggestion? Cheerio.
>

I think QGIS is a good option. I invite you to search for "QGIS import
location data." You should turn up something like
http://www.qgistutorials.com/en/docs/importing_spreadsheets_csv.html.

I have no personal experience with QGIS, but I have come across it a
few times (coincidentally in the context of replacing Google Earth).
It supports everything from amateur projects to professional civil
engineering. It might feel like going 0-60 but try to give it some
time.

Respectfully,
     R0b0t1