Google DataViz

  • Studio:Buck
  • Role:Technical Director

Google approached Buck with a request to visualize 100 million Android device activations around the globe.

The data team at Google delivered a massive text file with POSIX timestamps and long, lat coordinates. I set about processing the data into something we could use to build geometry in a 3D package.

I wrote a Processing sketch that would read in the data, parse it, and generate an image sequence with color values representing the activation quantities. Those generated image sequences were brought into Cinema4D and used to drive a mograph system.

Google also requested a 2D map version of the visualization which I generated completely in Processing.

Stills

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