Globe 4D – Viewing temporal data on a 3D globe

Ed Sullivan emailed us to point out Globe 4D, a cool project by students at Leiden University in the Netherlands. Globe 4D is a 3D sphere mounted in a moveable ring. The sphere has data images projected onto it and can be directly manipulated by the user. The ring controls the temporal aspect of the data being displayed, and the user can watch long-term physical changes to the physical geography of the earth or short-term dynamic data like changing weather. Basically, it’s just a cool device, and you have to watch the demo video!

Thanks to Ed for the link!