WebGL Globe GitHub Data Idea

Big fan of /www.chromeexperiments.com/globe (no longer online).

WebGL

Was thinking it would be great, if it could somehow get a load of GitHub data.

So it would be possible to do things like see the population of people on GitHub, type in a user or repo and see where all the code was going to or from, or real time commits happening across the globe.

Sound good? Can you help?

I've got a demo of the WebGL Globe up and running that I'll put online, but need to give it some data. From what I gather WebGL Globe requires a JSON feed with three parameters, longitude, latitude and magnitude.

From:

https://developer.github.com/v3/users/

It looks like it's possible to get 'location'. Wondering if there's anything out there, maybe with Google Maps? That would automate conversion of a location name to longitude, latitude.

Then next up, would need a way to tally the locations and add that as magnitude.

Any ideas? Or is this too ambitious?

Also thanks to @teabass for pointing me in the direction of https://www.githubarchive.org/ that may be useful.


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