Torque is a library for rendering large amounts timeseries data in the client (browser). It’s tied to CartoDB and uses a datacube format. For a brief introduction to the format and methods, see this presentation and this Wikipedia article.

Have a look at the demo.


As you can see, it uses the brilliant DAT.gui controller for interaction, something I’ve been doing in a pet project as well, after seeing it in several WebGL demos.

For a more complete experience, have a look at this demo from The Guardian.


This seems like a perfect match for the 3Di web client we’re building at Nelen & Schuurmans.