CIA World Factbook

Tuesday 10th of February 2015 12:12:15 PM

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The CIA World Factbook is a comprehensive resource providing detailed information on "the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities."

The CIA World Factbook, which is available for download, is also a very useful data set that can be used for multiple purposes. In my case, I downloaded and imported the World Factbook's data into PerfectLearn, a personal learning environment, for testing purposes.

I documented the process of importing the data and converting it into a topic map in a post on the PerfectLearn blog: How I used the CIA World Factbook to test my product. The result of importing the CIA World Factbook into PerfectLearn can be seen in the following screencast: