Can I get that Globe in 4D?

This is an interesting way of presenting knowledge. Meet¬†Globe4D: an interactive installation for globe viewing, used by museums, schools and universities to exhibit or discuss knowledge. It is possible to show changes over time, climate differences, air plane routes… I like the way this tool makes the Earth (or another planet) more tangible. It works like this: the planet is projected on a sphere. By rotating the sphere it can be observed from any angle. A ring, fitted around the sphere, allows the user to manipulate the fourth dimension by turning it. This can be time or any other variable (e.g. waterlevel, zoom).¬†The installation was originally developed in a researchgroup at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands. I can see the use of this for many institutions and exhibitions!