This is obviously a standard Mercator projection of the Earth. All the parts in the usual places. For instance, that’s the USA waaaaaay up in the upper-left corner, occupying about a pixel and a half. Just where it ought to be.
(This’un is called “d3.js is not as easy as it seems”.)
Jay Jacobs & I were looking at IPv4 addresses in an indicators of compromise (possible very bad nodes on the internet) database and decided to plot them on a Hilbert plane using a customized color scheme. My first thought after seeing these initial results were “I’d hang this on my wall”.
Was analysing 3d point location data, wanted to see how the angles to nearest neighbours were distributed. Was surprised of what emerged. Reason for the pattern: Limited coordinate resolution. Figure is simulated.