A load of links related to hierarchies of administrative regions, free maps from national geographic, a Google News like site funded and run by the EU commision, a forthcoming specialises Map Illustration Software for MacOS X, and some more Flash Components:
Hierarchies of administrative regions:
GADM is a database of the location of the world’s administrative areas (boundaries). Administrative areas in this database are countries and lower level subdivisions. GADM describes where these administrative areas are some attributes
Administrative Divisions of Countries (“Statoids”)
As one feature of “Administrative Subdivisions of Countries”, I have defined a hierarchical set of subdivision codes, called HASC codes. Be aware that these are not an official standard, sanctioned by any international body.
Maps from National Geographic:
Google News like site:
Daily News Analysis, across languages and over time
Map Illustration Software:
Ortelius is different. It is a dedicated map-making illustration program that knows geography. Instead of building maps from lines and primitive shapes, you draw directly with roads, railways, boundaries, buildings, woods and streams.
Yahoo! offers a set of UI components for use in your Flash applications. These components complement the existing Flash CS3 Components, and are built to match them very closely, which eases the learning curve and facilitates development.
Tweener (caurina.transitions.Tweener) is a Class used to create tweenings and other transitions via ActionScript code for projects built on the Flash platform. It’s released and maintained for these versions: