This is a cool little XML & Flash driven simulation of our solar system. Obviously the scale is way off but it’s still pretty nice.
In our ongoing work to provide innovative visualization solutions for our clients, Dynamic Diagrams has continued to explore data-driven presentations and applications. As a proof of concept for using an XML data set to “power” a Flash application, we took advantage of a wonderful free data source provided by NASA. Using this collection, we assembled an Orrery that illustrates the positions of the planets and moons in our solar system and allows a user to view their alignment at any given date in the past or present.