Chapter 11

CIA Factbook Mashup

Deborah Nolan

University of California, Berkeley

Duncan Temple Lang

University of California, Davis

11.1 Introduction

The tremendous increase in data that are freely available on the Web has created numerous possibilities for extracting data from different sources, putting them together, and creating exciting new types of visualizations. These visualizations, sometimes called “mashups,” are typically interactive and displayed on the Web. According to Wikipedia [13],

The term [mashup] implies easy, fast integration, frequently using open application programming interfaces (API) and data sources to produce enriched results that were not necessarily the original reason for producing the raw source data. ... The main ...

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