APRS support for Marble

There isn't a pre-compiled one anywhere yet, but there likely will be at some point. The patch has been rolled into the main source of marble so you can just download a recent version from their SVN server and compile it.

It should be as simple as:

svn co svn://anonsvn.kde.org/home/kde/trunk/KDE/kdeedu/marble
cd marble
cmake -G "Unix Makefiles"
make install

Then get the icons from

And move the "data/aprs" directory to /usr/local/share/apps/marble/data/aprs

You should be good to go after that!

Icons needed!

Unfortunately the source of the above icons is such that the copyright doesn't exist, which means the marble developers can't accept them into the base distribution. If you're a good icon creator and want to create some new APRS icons (using the oxygen color pallet) we could really use your help!

Using it

Turn it on:

Connecting it to a TNC:


If you do have it connected to a TNC you'll get multiple colors for the callsign labels:


Wes Hardaker
Last modified: Mon Jun 14 06:24:42 PDT 2010