Viewing the world with Xrmap


Article from Issue 67/2006

If you want to become an expert in world geography, why not get a little help from the CIA?

Xrmap is a handy tool that provides access to a very interesting collection of data: the CIA Factbook. The Factbook [4] is a bundle of details from the CIA’s extensive database.

According to the project homepage, the vector maps show a total of 20,000 cities, along with airports, mountains, and observatories. This data is all available in the packed archive file. Xrmap is your window to this bundle of data, giving users quick access via a GUI that will run on any X11 system.

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