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phil2000
06-20-2006, 01:58 AM
This file attempts to bring together an extensive collection of quality resources for each country including Montenegro. Territories, protectorates and other non-sovereign locations were for the most part skipped at this time. The sources include when available:
The Country's Government
Mission to the UN
Flag
BBC Country Profile
CIA World Fact Book
Library of Congress Country Study
Google News
Google Images
Human Rights Watch
World Trade Organization
National TV

These sources have been picked to provide several points of view, stability of the website quality and scope of information.

Any Comments or suggestions for improvement should go to Phil Reynolds henrytilney@gmail.com

stefankarakashev
06-29-2006, 05:47 PM
You've mistaken the Bulgarian flag with the flag of Brunei. The Bulgarian flag is white,green,red horizontal bands. The white represents peace, green represents the fertility of the Bulgarian lands, and red stands for the courage of the people. Better fix it

http://images.google.com/images?q=tbn:Q9weim2MZMZXHM:www.theodora.com/flags/new3/bulgaria.gif

BULGARIA

stefankarakashev
06-29-2006, 06:00 PM
also, the flag of Montenegro is too big

clems_37
06-29-2006, 06:44 PM
also, the flag of Montenegro is too big
The flag of Palestine too !!

sladys
06-29-2006, 07:17 PM
Greenland and Faroe Islands are missing. They have their own flag and government even though they belong to Denmark.

stefankarakashev
06-29-2006, 07:46 PM
Việt Nam - in Vietnamese
Vietnam - in English

stefankarakashev
06-29-2006, 07:55 PM
Zambia: Country Study link doesn't work

BradG7
06-29-2006, 08:40 PM
Nobody's perfect, give him a chance people.

phil2000
06-30-2006, 01:32 PM
also, the flag of Montenegro is too big
There aren't a lot of Montenegro sources out yet. The sources I was using did not list them as a country yet and so they had no flag and I had to use what I could find.

phil2000
06-30-2006, 01:34 PM
Việt Nam - in Vietnamese
Vietnam - in English
I saw it spelled both ways in English sources so I went with what the country itself seems to prefer.

phil2000
06-30-2006, 01:38 PM
Greenland and Faroe Islands are missing. They have their own flag and government even though they belong to Denmark.
There was so many different ways of describing the relationship between countries and dependants it was often difficult to sort out the true nature of the relationship. The CIA world fact book describes it like this "part of the Kingdom of Denmark; self-governing overseas administrative division of Denmark since 1979 " and the BBC lists them as territories so I went with that. I look at it again.

phil2000
06-30-2006, 01:42 PM
Zambia: Country Study link doesn't work
Zambia does not have a country study and I forgot to take the text out of my template. Thanks for catching that for me.

phil2000
06-30-2006, 01:45 PM
The flag of Palestine too !!
None of the sources I used recognized Palestine as a soverien country yet they reffered to it as the Occupied Territories. Therefore, they had no flag and I used one that I thought would be stable even though the size was not ideal.

phil2000
06-30-2006, 01:49 PM
You've mistaken the Bulgarian flag with the flag of Brunei. The Bulgarian flag is white,green,red horizontal bands. The white represents peace, green represents the fertility of the Bulgarian lands, and red stands for the courage of the people. Better fix it

http://images.google.com/images?q=tbn:Q9weim2MZMZXHM:www.theodora.com/flags/new3/bulgaria.gif

BULGARIA
Thanks for finding that it was a coding error.

clems_37
06-30-2006, 02:01 PM
There was so many different ways of describing the relationship between countries and dependants it was often difficult to sort out the true nature of the relationship. The CIA world fact book describes it like this "part of the Kingdom of Denmark; self-governing overseas administrative division of Denmark since 1979 " and the BBC lists them as territories so I went with that. I look at it again.
If you want information on that, looks at the following links !! ;)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenland
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faroe_Island

stefankarakashev
06-30-2006, 03:26 PM
There aren't a lot of Montenegro sources out yet. The sources I was using did not list them as a country yet and so they had no flag and I had to use what I could find.

You can make it smaller by coding, e.g.:



<img src="http://www.server.com/flag.jpg" width="120" height="75">

stefankarakashev
06-30-2006, 03:42 PM
Don't forget to fix Bulgaria's CIA, it too goes to Brunei

phil2000
06-30-2006, 04:39 PM
You can make it smaller by coding, e.g.:



<img src="http://www.server.com/flag.jpg" width="120" height="75">


Using html code to resize an image is a big no no. I think I'll just wait until the CIA or BBC put out a smaller version. I'll fix the other Bulgaria Link as well.

Greenland and Faroe Islands turned out not to have very much information and were not considered nations by a lot of sites but I went ahead and added them anyway. I am still debating what to do with teritories and commonwealths etc. Google Earth does not always show the boundaries for them like Akrotiri.

Phil

stefankarakashev
06-30-2006, 05:06 PM
Why not take this one

http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/MNGR0001.GIF
http://www.flags.net/MNGR.htm

phil2000
08-17-2006, 12:05 AM
This file attempts to bring together an extensive collection of quality resources for each country including Montenegro. Territories, protectorates and other non-sovereign locations were for the most part skipped at this time. The sources include when available:
The Country's Government
Mission to the UN
Flag
BBC Country Profile
CIA World Fact Book
Library of Congress Country Study
Google News
Google Images
Human Rights Watch
World Trade Organization
National TV

These sources have been picked to provide several points of view, stability of the website quality and scope of information.

Any Comments or suggestions for improvement should go to Phil Reynolds henrytilney@gmail.com

Update Greenland, Faroe Islands.
Update Bulgaria

Update I changed the Country flages into placemark icons and added the U.S. Department of State's Background notes for each country.

phil2000
08-17-2006, 03:39 PM
I went ahead and included Greenland and Faroe Islands but I am reluctant to trust Wikipedia as a source over the BBC and the CIA World Fact Book. In a recent study by Nature Wikipedia had a 48% error rate in its facts. Britannica (http://search.eb.com/) also lists Greenland as a dependency of Denmark. http://search.eb.com/eb/article-9037977?query=greenland&ct=eb The fact that they have their own flag is not really relevant since American Samoa and Peurto Rico also have their own flags.

R Philip Reynolds
Librarian

phil2000
08-18-2006, 04:45 PM
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This file attempts to bring together an extensive collection of quality resources for each country including Montenegro. Territories, protectorates and other non-sovereign locations were for the most part skipped at this time. The sources include when available:
The Country's Government
Mission to the UN
Flag
BBC Country Profile
CIA World Fact Book
Library of Congress Country Study
Google News
Google Images
Human Rights Watch
World Trade Organization
National TV

These sources have been picked to provide several points of view, stability of the website quality and scope of information.

Any Comments or suggestions for improvement should go to Phil Reynolds henrytilney@gmail.com

Update Greenland, Faroe Islands.
Update Bulgaria

Update I changed the Country flages into placemark icons and added the U.S. Department of State's Background notes for each country.

stefankarakashev
08-18-2006, 05:24 PM
Check out Luxembourg - it's missing its "r".

phil2000
11-16-2008, 09:55 PM
GE_Meta_Atlas 2.0 is out. I have expanded the number of sources, updated links and plan to develop a database to facilitate yearly updates. It can be found at:
http://www.gearthhacks.com/dlfile30652/GE-Meta-Atlas-2.kmz.htm

GE_Meta_atlas
GE_Meta_Atlas 2.0 This file attempts to bring together and update an extensive collection of quality resources for each sovereign nation from the original GE_Meta_Atlas. Territories, protectorates and other non-sovereign locations are for the most part not included. The data sources include (when available):
The Country's Government
Mission to the UN
Flag
Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members
BBC Country Profile
US Department of State Background Notes
CIA World Fact Book
Library of Congress Country Studies
Diplomatic List of Foreign Diplomats and Offices in the US
World Bank
World Trade Organization
Google News
Google Images
Human Rights Watch
National TV networks
These sources have been picked based on their ability to provide several points of view, a stable website, quality information, and cover a wide scope resources. Any Comments or suggestions for improvement are welcome.

R Philip Reynolds

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