Google have recently launched a visualization search tool called Search Globe. This tool maps search queries volume on a 3D image of the earth by language for one day.

3D visualization of searches with Search Globe

3D visualization of searches with Search Globe

In a blog post, Valdean Klump of Google’s Data Team explained that the Search Globe visualizes searches from one day, and shows the language of the majority of queries in an area in different colors. He went on to explain that users would see a bright landscape of queries across Europe, and parts of Asia but may see fewer searches from parts of the world that lack Internet access or even electricity like Africa.

This tool was developed by Google’s Data Arts team using WebGL which is a Web-based Graphics Library that extends the capability of the JavaScript programming language to allow it to produce 3D with any suitable web browser. This visualization tool can be used on browsers such as the latest version of Google Chrome or Firefox 4.

Another example of WebGL technology is Google Body and to explore Search Globe click here

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