Google Search Globe Visualizes Daily Queries Around The World
See the search globe yourself, best viewed in google chrome
Developed and designed by the Google Data Arts Team using WebGL, the backend of the technology uses your computer’s hardware to generate fast, 3D graphics. Google says that in order to use Search Globe you need a WebGL-enabled browser (like Google Chrome), to see the Globe.
and they open source the project so developers can build their own globe
The WebGL Globe is an open platform for visualizing geographic information in WebGL enabled browsers. It supports data in JSON format, a sample of which you can find here. dat.globe makes heavy use of the Three.js library, and is still in early open development.
Get the code at https://github.com/dataarts/dat.globe