From the post:
In this article I’ll once again look at data / geo visualization with Three.js. This time I’ll show you how you can plot the urban population growth over the years 1950 to 2050 on a 3D globe using Three.js. The resulting visualization animates the growth of the world’s largest cities on a rotating 3D world. The result we’re aiming for looks like this (for a working example look here.):
Possible contender for the topic map graphic? A 3D globe?
If you think of topic maps as representing a users world view?
Perhaps, perhaps, but then you will need a flat earth version for some users as well.