Today Google announced a new Chrome Experiment that uses WebGL to render a globe that shows search volumes around the world.
Every day, people come to Google Search to ask questions. Through Google, questions become answers, and answers lead to the next set of questions. These people come from around the world and all walks of life, speaking hundreds of different languages, typing in search queries every single day. Today we’re sharing the Search Globe, a new visual display representing one day of Google searches around the world—visualizing the curiosity of people around the globe.
Google released the code behind the demo so anyone can create similar visualizations of datasets.
We’ve also open sourced this platform so that developers can build their own globes using their own data, and we look forward to seeing other globes orbiting around the web.
Full blog on the Official Google Blog