We wanted to be able to allow people to understand the news they read in context because often times, we ourselves will read about events happening on the other side of the globe, but we have no idea where it is. So we wanted a way to visualize the news along with it's place in the world.
What it does
Visualize the news as it happens in real-time, all around the world. Each day, GLOBEal aggregates news and geotags it, allowing the news to be experienced in a more lucid and immersive manner. Double click on a location and see what's happening there right now. Look into the past and see how the world shifts as history is made.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
Google blocked our IPs because our web crawler made too many queries/second Our query needs were too many for the free version of WebHose, so we called them and got a deal where they gave us free queries in exchange for attribution. So shout out to webhose.io!!!
Accomplishments that we're proud of
What we learned
What's next for GLOBEal News
INTERGALACTIC NEWS! Work more on timelapse Faster update times Tags on globe directly Click through mouse rather than camera ray