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License: GNU General Public License
Platform: Linux
Version: 0.1.90 (2011-09-07)
Languages: Arabic, Czech, Danish, German, English, Spanish, French, Galician, Indonesian, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Latvian, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Slovenian, Swedish, and Chinese
Website: https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Emerillon
Source code: git://git.gnome.org/emerillon
Programming language: C

Simple map viewer for GNOME Desktop

Emerillon is a OpenStreetMap viewer currently in early development. According to the lead developer, the map viewer is "destined to be GNOME's Map Viewer".


Current features via the plugin architecture include:

  • Browse OpenStreetMaps among others
  • Search the map for places using GeoNames
  • Placemark locations for quick access later


As it is under development, no official stable release has been made yet. However, if one is using a Debian-based system, one can obtain the debian packages by adding external repository.


Currently (version 1.90) the code uses Gtk+ so it is not dependent on the complete Gnome environment:

  • Gtk+
  • libchamplain
  • librest
  • Clutter
  • Geoclue
  • libpeas

More Information

Website: https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Emerillon

Original announcement: http://blog.pierlux.com/index.html%3Fp=1221.html

Gnome Boston Summit Session: http://jasondclinton.livejournal.com/75427.html