Amiglobe 2006 is essentially a graphical interface to data
available in the CIA World Factbook (2005 edition). Four map
projections (flat, Lambert, Mercator, and spherical) are available;
topological data is provided in this version. To get information on
a country of interest, just click it to view data on its geography,
history, population, government, economics, transportation, and
military. You can even see the country's flag and hear its national
anthem. Images are available for many locations, though this
function is rather clunky.
Amiglobe lets you compare data among countries and perform
specialized searches on topics such as demographics, for example,
and then output the data as a text file.
Three games--country shapes, capitols, and flags--test your
knowledge. They're excellent teaching tools, as the correct answers