4 years ago
 

Is this the ultimate 3D map-based trip planning device?

Not something many consumers will see hanging from the roof of their local retail travel agent: a gigantic globe, made up of thousands of tiny display panels.

The Geo-Cosmos globe is currently swinging around at the Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo, Japan.

Created by Japanese tech giant Mitsubishi Electric, Geo-Cosmos is a hefty six metres in diameter and includes over 10,000 Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLEDs).

In its normal state the globe uses the OLEDs to beam live satellite images of the same spot from space. But controllers and visitors to the museum can also change the globe to feature weather patterns, images and other data collected from around the world, including a visual representation of wave patterns following the tsunami in Japan earlier this year.

Here is a clip:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwIvYwJXObc

 
 
Kevin May

About the Writer :: Kevin May

Kevin May is editor and a co-founder of Tnooz. He was previously editor of UK-based magazine Travolution for nearly four years and web editor of Media Week UK from 2003 to 2005.

He has also worked in regional newspapers (Essex Enquirer) and started his career in journalism at the Police Gazette at New Scotland Yard in London. He has a degree in criminology and a postgraduate diploma in magazine journalism.

 

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