Emerillon

Some days ago while procastinating around I discovered a little software jewel:
Emerillon

Emerillon is named after the Émérillon, one of the three boats that visited New France under Jacques Cartier’s command in 1535. Émérillon is also French for Merlin Falcons.
Emerillon Website

How Cool is that?


uppercanadahistory.ca

1541: Cartier's Three Ships Grand Heremine, Petite Hermine, & Emerillon


hjoefuhrmanphoto.com

Émerillon - Merlin Falcon


That Cool!

But we are not interested in the name (though I like it a lot), the software is neat.
Emerillon is a map viewer for Gnome desktop environment. It features OpenStreetMap layers and a small, easy to use interface.
The feature list is not very long (not as long as Google Earth) but it’s a nice start for a good map viewer.

The beautiful part is that it features a plugin system (currently with 4 basic plugins) that eases extensibility:

  • Search bar (using GeoNames)
  • Placemarks
  • Map Coordinates (window center latitude,longitude)
  • Link Generator (for ggmap, bing, osm)

Screens!

There’s a lot of room for improvement, but it seems that the bugzilla page of the project is somewhat dead. The last commit (translation to Japanese) is from a week ago, but the last development commit dates from 2011-11-11.

It’s a shame.

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