An Enhanced World Factbook - FACTWORLD
An enhanced World Factbook - FACTWORLD is a world information system developed for all
government officials, businessmen and all other well educated people. It contains
the latest detail information about the economy, people, geography,
government, transportation, communication and defense forces of the
entire world and individual countries and areas. FACTWORLD includes
documents such as the entire World Factbook published by CIA of USA,
54 sorted interactive lists of countries and areas with statistical data,
17 interactive full-color maps such as the Political Map of the World,
Timezone Map, continent and special area maps as well as 269 maps of countries
FACTWORLD has incorporated a powerful user-interface on which people can
efficiently reach what they are mostly interested in. The first cover page
contains 17 small maps with links to the corresponding interactive maps,
54 menu items to link all sorted interactive lists of countries and areas
of the world, the links to the index file and the document describing the
whole world. Click on any of the item will open the corresponding document.
Every interactive map is a full-color map on which you can click on any
point within the boundary of a country or an area to open a document
describing the detail latest situation about the country or the area.
You can also use a menu command to find a country or an area on the map by
its short name or a character string in its description document. The found
country or area will be scrolled to the center of the client window of the
map, with the highlighted boundary and a bounding rectangle. Therefore, you
can freely go either from the map to the description documents or from the
description documents to the map conveniently.
Every interactive list of countries and areas will show you the ranks of countries
and areas with their values of a statistical index. A list will help you establish
the relative meaning of a value of a statistical index and quantitative differences
between countries. The lists will let you know which is the best and the worset,
which is the richest and the poorest, people in which country has the longest
life expectancy and the shortest life expectancy, which has the largest GDP and
which has the largest imports/exports, which has the fastest GDP growth rate,
inflation rate, etc. Evey item on a list is a link. You can click on any country
on the list and then click a button, the corresponding description document will
The index file lists the names of all the countries and areas in the world alphabetically
with links to their corresponding description documents. There are also links for
you to jump to a group of the names of countries and areas with the same starting
letter, which helps you rapidly find and open the document of a country.
Every description document contains a map of the corresponding country or area, a link
to the index file and latest detail information about the country or area.
You can also use find command to find and open a description document of a country
or area by input its short name or any specific character string in the document such
as the name of a country, the name of a city in the country or some other words. The
find command can also help you group countries and areas by a shared characteristics
such as a ethnic group, a mineral, or an agriculture product, etc. Therefore, you
can quickly know which countries produce diamonds, which countries grow rices, etc.
FACTWORLD also includes many useful functions to help you travel in the wonderful
virtual world of the database. You can zoom in and out of any map. You can display
multiple maps simultaneously. You can open multiple windows to display one map.
You can also divide one window of a map into two or four window panes on which you
can display the different parts of the same map. You can set the background color as
and the scroll window size for the map as you want. You can also reset the scale and
the coordinates of the top left corner of the window for a map.
The standard price for the license for a single person using FACTWORLD
in one computer is €39.
Since FACTWORLD is a periodical publication and it will be published every year,
with all the new information about the world, you will get special discounts if you
subscribe FACTWORLD for multiple years. The price for three years will be €100,
and five years, €150.
If you want to order our products, your order has to include the following information:
You can place your order through one of the following methods:
- Your name, address, email address, phone number, fax number, company name and address;
- Name of the product you want to order;
- Is the product for business or not. You may get some discounts if not for business;
- Specify shipping method: through mail (add €5 S/H) or through email (if possible).
486 Personal Computer Pentium 100MHz PC
At least 8 MB of RAM 16 MB of RAM
Windows 95 or Windows NT
No hard disk space required if it is run in CD-ROM;
At least 60MB of hard disk space if it is installed on the hard disk.