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Globe4D, an interactive, four-dimensional globe. It’s a projection of the Earth’s surface on a physical sphere. Saw it on tv yesterday in a Mythbusters-like show. Looks pretty cool... :)
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neato.

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Its kind of like a big trackball mouse and a projector.
When price drops, it will be such a cool coffeetable.

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Wow, really cool, and I like the solution - it not being too high-tech.
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very nice. i love seeing new ways of sharing complex information.

my only question is...do i have to be a kid to play with it? ;)
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cool, did you see it in real life Hans? It seems like it is run by an overhead projection.
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cool, did you see it in real life Hans? It seems like it is run by an overhead projection.


I didn't see it in real life, but I did send them an email about their data model (of course my 2nd thought was: how do I get my own data on there!!!). According to what I've seen on tv, it is indeed run by an overhead projector.

Analisa,

my only question is...do i have to be a kid to play with it? ;)


Of course not :lol: As people involved in geographic sciences, we don't need an excuse to play with globes... :P
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Cool! When do we get to see Mars in 4D?

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I assume mars was there - one of the video clips was showing a selection of another planets, and I saw something with the moon. No 4D though - maybe you can't even call it 3D (it is a globe, but no depth).

(I assume the fourth dimension in 4D is time)
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