I am very glad to inform that most of the code for my GSoC Project is in the trunk now.
In continuation to my previous blog post about auto centering, the following features are now added to Marble.
- Auto Zoom: It is an optional feature, if enabled the map adjusts itself to an appropriate zoom level so as to keep an appropriate distance on the way ahead visible to the user respective to the current location of the gps device.
- Showing current route instruction and a plugin for showing time and distance remaining to reach the destination.
The plugin (bottom right of the map) shows the time and distance remaining as well as the distance covered(progress bar) during the journey.
The route instructions(For Example: move left, move right etc.) appear few minutes before reaching it. When the user selects a particular instruction now, the portion of the route where the instruction is valid gets highlighted.