Sunday, March 27, 2011

Visual World History Via Wikipedia Is Incredible

A History of the World in 100 Seconds from Gareth Lloyd on Vimeo.

Wow, this is amazing. This history of the world in 100 seconds.


Many Wikipedia articles are tagged with geographic coordinates. Many have references to historic events. Cross referencing these two subsets and plotting them year on year adds up to a dynamic visualization of Wikipedia's view of world history.