Temporal mapping for CartoDB
Torque lets you render big, timeseries or categorical data in the client. This is useful for many modern applications that need more than just a static map. Early versions of Torque have been used to visualize human movement, Twitter activity, biodiversity data, and many more large-scale datasets.
The library uses CartoDB to generate a layercube format. For a brief introduction to the format and methods, see CartoDB's presentation slides. If you are not using CartoDB to host your data, you can modify the input parameters to point toward any layercube service.