The project is achieved by Google's "Data Arts Team" (wow!), and is capable of drawing several thousand 3D data-driven spikes quickly and smoothly. The globe is also animated, so that people can interact with it (the full technical explanation can be found here). As the code and data format is freely available, the developers encourage others to build on this platform to create unique 3D globes that show some interesting data.
- Solar System Scope
- 3D Live Stats (on a globe)
- IBM's Listening Habits (defunct?)
- Etsy GeoLocator Globe (disappeared?)
- Twitter Vision and Twitter Earth
- Facebook Palantir
- Twingly Screensaver Globe