Animating geo data using ruby-processing

September 28, 2012 by alex

A few weeks I wrote about experimenting with Processing for the first time. I’m pretty happy about how that project has progressed since then.

I synthesized some TED talk views data and an IP address geolocation database to produce this:

It was fun to do, and I’m pretty happy with the end result. Switching from processing to ruby-processing was a huge win - I’m far more comfortable with Ruby and got a lot more done with less hassle. I kept dreaming up features & adding them without too much trouble. (The sparkline in the corner took less than an hour to add.)

This thing got featured on the TED blog, which is very nice. The code is on GitHub if you want to see how it works under the hood.

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