This National Geographic application, was developped by Terra Incognita (starting at 2005). The globe is AS3-based and uses PaperVision3D v1.5 along with a bunch of custom UI stuff and SWFAddress for deep-linking/browser-button integration. You can know more about this site at G. Wygonik blog, which belongs to the developers team.
Showcase | New site using PV3D – The Geneographic Project
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A father, a husband and a geek... Carlos was the founder of projects like The Tech Labs and Flash Enabled Blog. He is the founder of TekTuts He is passionate about technologies. Their main skills are in analytics, transport & logistics, business administration. He also writes about programming resources, trends, strategy and web development.