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ActionScript Graphing Cookbook by Peter Backx, Dominic Gélineau

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3D world population chart, part 1: The globe

This demonstration is based on the Chrome globe experiment that can be seen at http://www.chromeexperiments.com/globe. We will re-use the data and recreate it in ActionScript with a few changes here and there.

The end result will look like the following screenshot:

3D world population chart, part 1: The globe

Lines represent the population at that location on the earth.

The work has been split into three recipes:

  • A first, fairly short, recipe that looks at showing a globe and applying a texture
  • A second recipe that goes into a few techniques for making the globe look more attractive
  • And a final recipe that will display the actual data

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