100,000 Stars

100,000 Stars is a Chrome Experiment, developed by Google employees. The space map features 119,617 stars, 87 of which are individually identified. The map uses simple interface operations of rotating, zooming and clicking for more information. This example is interesting because of the need for three-dimensions in mapping and navigating space, without a real reference plane (though, they note as a caveat, that the map should not be trusted for space navigation). The tool uses a WebGL canvas to visualize the data in 3D.

Link: http://workshop.chromeexperiments.com/stars/


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