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World Map

“World Map” is an interactive IoT art installation with lots of RGB LEDs, which can be used to display any kind of data in form of LED patterns.

World Map

“World Map” is an interactive IoT art installation with lots of RGB LEDs, which can be used to display any kind of data in form of LED patterns.
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About the Project

“World Map” is conceptualized with an idea to display any and every kind of animation and manipulate data all around the world. Some data manipulations could be as follows-

  • Showing up current location of International Space Station
  • When someone tweets you from anywhere around the world that tweet location web will be displayed
  • Your google location timeline could also be pin pointed taking your google account to get your location history.

Besides these use cases, one use case I considered to be very useful is to relay a company’s website traffic location on the world map. Suppose a web based company such as Amazon or Google or Uber, The World Map is capable to displaying the usage heat-maps of their usage all around the world. Since it contains RGB LEDs it can show dynamic and colour-coded heat-maps based on realtime usage data. Maybe UBER can show data-points showing number of cabs booked in an area or drop-off points which is a cool way of showing off your growth or sales as a company.

World map is powered by an ESP32 and requires about 100W of power at full brightness and all LEDs lit as white colour.

Each of the 629 LEDs in the World Map is mapped to a GPS coordinate so it is easy to pop up any location into it and hence making its firmware developer friendly.

Project Contributors

Akshay Baweja, Narender sharma

View detailed project documentation

About the project

“World Map” is conceptualized with an idea to display any and every kind of animation and manipulate data all around the world. Some data manipulations could be as follows-

  • Showing up current location of International Space Station
  • When someone tweets you from anywhere around the world that tweet location web will be displayed
  • Your google location timeline could also be pin pointed taking your google account to get your location history.

Besides these use cases, one use case I considered to be very useful is to relay a company’s website traffic location on the world map. Suppose a web based company such as Amazon or Google or Uber, The World Map is capable to displaying the usage heat-maps of their usage all around the world. Since it contains RGB LEDs it can show dynamic and colour-coded heat-maps based on realtime usage data. Maybe UBER can show data-points showing number of cabs booked in an area or drop-off points which is a cool way of showing off your growth or sales as a company.

World map is powered by an ESP32 and requires about 100W of power at full brightness and all LEDs lit as white colour.

Each of the 629 LEDs in the World Map is mapped to a GPS coordinate so it is easy to pop up any location into it and hence making its firmware developer friendly.

Glimpses of the making

Project Contributors

Akshay Baweja, Narender sharma

View detailed project documentation

Glimpses of the making

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