I continued my interactive analytics project, with a focusing on one of the key elements the earth. For that, I started to experiment with procedural displacement maps till I found a workflow which I could use for the next steps of my design process. Therefore I came up with this rendering which I edited in photoshop.
With the settled workflow, I could now create an earthlike, planet which I used as dummy image for my first screen designs that you can see below. I plan to make at least another two designs before I gonna work on the animated and maybe interactive prototype.