Monday, August 29, 2011

Visualizing geographic data : WebGL Globe

This is an initiative by Google , in particularly under the chrome Experiments. It is a platfomr for simple visualization for geographic data. This is however dependent on WebGL and is available only in browsers that are WebGL-Enabled.

The above image shows the Google searches made through out the globe based on the language. The globe can be easily traversed . The bars quantify the searches and the color helps in distinguishing the languages.

This a platform and can be used for various such needs.

More can found in detail here .

A detail information of the Libraries used and the challenges faced are listed here .