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CIA World Factbook Data In Interactive Format



A very slick Flash visualization of CIA world geographic/economic/demographic data called the World Factbook Dashboard; it’s in Flash, so iPad users are out of luck. ;-). Start out with a map of the world, with colors denoting country population:

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You can adjust color for population ranges by moving the sliders at the bottom; plot a different index by clicking its name at the top, like infant mortality:

wfim

Plot multiple characteristics by clicking on the Treemap tab at top to get a “cartogram”-like view, like this plot where size is proportional to population, and color denotes infant mortality:

treemap

Click on a country in World Map or Treemap mode, and get its worldwide ranking for various parameters, as well as graphic comparisons to neighboring countries for selectable parameters, in a pane at left:

datapane

Lots more stuff to check out. Via Download Squad, which has a ten-minute video demoing some of its features.


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2 Responses to “CIA World Factbook Data In Interactive Format”


  1. 1 kmlfactbook.org

    There’s also http://kmlfactbook.org – where you can visualize the CIA World Factbook data using the Google Earth plugin.

  2. 2 Leszek Pawlowicz

    Yup, also a cool site – posted about the kmlfactbook a while ago:

    http://freegeographytools.com/2009/kmlfactbook-the-cia-world-factbook-in-google-earth-format

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