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13 de Enero 2006

CIA World FactBook in Google Earth

CIA World Factbook in Google EarthA few months ago I wrote a story on a collection of placemarks which provided all sorts of details on countries, their flag, and links to other sources of information on the countries. This collection does something quite similar except it uses the flags as the placemarks, and uses the CIA World Factbook as the basis of its information. The CIA World Factbook is a nice collection of public information on countries of the world made available by the US government on the Internet for many years now. When you click on the country flags, you will see an excerpt of the background information (usually a historical/political perspective) from the Factbook, a link to the complete information, and links to both Google and Wikipedia information on that country. I recommend you click on "Borders" on the left, in the navigation window of GE, to show country outlines.

This collection was put together by the GEC community member known as 'Herrminator' who also published the excellent collection of World Heritage Locations written about earlier. Nice work Herrminator!

Enviado por FrankTaylor at 13 de Enero 2006 a las 08:29 AM

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    excellent information. keep it up.

    Enviado por: kingsley at 20 de Agosto 2006 a las 03:52 PM

    In my openion, the CIA World Factbook is a valuable resource. I have found it to be highly accurate and well organized.

    Can an entry be added for the traditional Middle East and ASEAN?

    Also, can a field for food production and consumption be added to the factook?

    Enviado por: Raj Chanani at 18 de Octubre 2006 a las 05:23 PM

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