Living Globe: Tridimensional interactive visualization of world demographic data

Living Globe is a WebGL application for tri-dimensional worldwide data visualization. It allows the simultaneous representation of multiple indicators as spatial structures (bars and other objects located in a specific latitude-longitude on the globe). The mapping of data to the provided visual structures is configurable by the user, introducing an aspect of customization which encourages a more immediate, visual-only interpretation of the data. Additionally, the represented data is normalized within an adjustable scale. This can be used to filter out extremely high or extremely low samples, uniforming the remaining data and improving its visibility.

Current prototype of Living Globe, showing population growth mapped to the bars/pilars height, total life expectancy at birth to bar color, and birth/death ratio to country color.
  • color of vertical bars (in a color scale ranging from blue to yellow);
  • color of the countries on the globe (in a scale ranging from red to green).
Living Globe showing total population mapped to the country color: the data from all countries is displayed on the left, and filtering out large population countries (such as China and India) on the right (resulting in a representation with much more diverse and distinguishing colors for the remaining countries)

Software engineer & researcher. https://edduarte.com

Software engineer & researcher. https://edduarte.com