Re: Other applications?
This is very cool.
So, here is the next stage. Pair this system with a Kinetic, so users motions can spin the globe. But, not only spin the globe. Gestures could allow users to virtually dig down through a wide variety of data sets, looking at places, examine different imagery, GOES satellite imagery, water vapor, examine ozone layer depletion, examine sea surface termperatures, overlay demographic data, or economic data, in map format. Users would be able to "zoom in" to specific places, much like Google Earth, only on a real globe, overlay all the data layers present on GE. The ISS now has the ability to relay live streaming images of Earth. What if an app allowed those images to be displayed on the globe
Might be even more cool to add the Moon; then, tides could be modeled :)
Just a thought.