Demo: US Global Foreign Aid, 1947-2008

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  • name: Demo: US Global Foreign Aid, 1947-2008

  • description: This application presents historical foreign aid data (ranging from 1951 to 2008) from three branches of the US Government: the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Department of Agriculture and the Department of State.
  • creator(s): James Michaelis
  • created: 2010/02/08
  • modified: 2010-5-18

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This application presents historical foreign aid data (ranging from 1947 to 2008) from three branches of the US Government: the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Department of Agriculture and the Department of State. Data may be retrieved in one of two ways:

  • 2008 Figures - Here, users may retrieve data for specific countries by clicking on a provided world map (shaded based on total foreign aid received). In turn, two kinds of information are presented:
    • Aid Figures - Here, three pie charts are presented (one for each agency), detailing specific aid categories.
    • CIA World Factbook - Information from a selected country's CIA World Factbook entry.
  • Historical Trends - Here, users may retrieve historical aid records (ranging from 1947 to 2008) for a given country. Upon selecting a country from the provided list, users may generate a timeline of aid data using a corresponding set of aid categories.

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Facts about Demo: US Global Foreign Aid, 1947-2008RDF feed
Data sourceDataset 1554  +, CIA World Factbook  +, and Dataset 10045  +
Dcterms:created8 February 2010  +
Dcterms:creatorJames Michaelis  +
Dcterms:descriptionThis application presents historical foreign aid data (ranging from 1951 to 2008) from three branches of the US Government: the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Department of Agriculture and the Department of State.
Dcterms:modified2010-5-18
Foaf:depictionhttp://data-gov.tw.rpi.edu/w/images/1/1e/Usaid2008.png  +
Foaf:nameDemo: US Global Foreign Aid, 1947-2008
ImageUsaid2008.png  +
Live demoHttp://data-gov.tw.rpi.edu/demo/stable/usaid2008/demo-1554.html  +
Skos:altLabelDemo: US Global Foreign Aid, 1947-2008  +, demo: us global foreign aid, 1947-2008  +, and DEMO: US GLOBAL FOREIGN AID, 1947-2008  +
Sparqlhttp://data-gov.tw.rpi.edu/demo/stable/usaid2008/query1.sparql  +, http://data-gov.tw.rpi.edu/demo/stable/usaid2008/query2.sparql  +, and http://data-gov.tw.rpi.edu/demo/stable/usaid2008/query3.sparql  +
Technology usedRDF  +, SPARQL  +, SparqlProxy  +, Google Web Toolkit  +, Google Visualization API  +, Google Visualization GeoMap  +, and Google Visualization Pie Chart  +
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