EduGlobe: a world data visualization... and our first time using three.js!

My friend and I had our first experience with three.js this weekend building a project for the CUNY Hackathon and I just thought I’d drop it here!

It’s pretty simple! Built it out using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. The webapp taps into a couple APIs to retrieve COVID-19 and Earthquake data.

The globe is rendered using a variety of textures and maps (bump, specular, clouds, etc.).

We extracted latitudes and longitudes from the API data and plotted it with a little spherical geometry. The images below show both the BoxGeometry and SphereGeometry representations.

Feel free to play around with it at, and let me know what you guys think! Thanks!