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README.md

HistoryMark

Interactive Java app for historical events

Introduction

HistoryMark is a Java application enabling users to pin historical events onto a world-wide, interactive geographic map.

Example map

HistoryMark employs the Atlas library - which, in turn, is based on JXMapViewer 2 and OpenStreetMap.

Running HistoryMark

The suggested way to run HistoryMark is MoonDeploy, as it will automatically download and launch the application - just go to the latest release page and open the file App.moondeploy.

Otherwise, to start the application:

  1. Download and decompress the zip archive
  2. Run the file bin/HistoryMark (on UNIX) or bin/HistoryMark.bat (on Windows)

Online help

HistoryMark features a very user-friendly interface, but ideas and suggestions can be found in the wiki!

License notes

Terrain

The default tileset provider for the geographic map is the beautiful Terrain, by Stamen Design.

Official copyright notice:

Map tiles by Stamen Design, under CC BY 3.0. Data by OpenStreetMap, under ODbL.

OpenStreetMap

OpenStreetMap is © OpenStreetMap contributors.

Please, refer to the official copyright page for more details.

Further references

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