Title:  Compton's Interactive World Atlas - Version 1.0
Overall Rating:  A
Source:  Softkey Multimedia, Inc.  (Home computer)
Playing Time:  As long as needed.
Date:   1997
Cost:  This software was provided upon the purchase of computer.
Number of Players:  1
Special Equipment/Facilities Needed:  CD-ROM
Subject Area: Geography/Reference
Objectives:  To get a better understanding of the world in which we live, both geographically and historically.
Brief Description:  The atlas is very user friendly, and goes beyond basic atlas functions, including maps as well is background information on areas selected.
Entry Capabilities Required:  The atlas is very simple to use.  Instructions are not necessary as the software is self-explanatory.

Rating: (1-5)

Strong Points:  The atlas was very organized and extremely easy to use.  All functions, such as zooming in and out as well as statistical information and background are represented by icons.  Extremely user friendly, suitable for practically any age level.
Weak Points:  The only type of map that was offered was a basic map.  I thought that it would have been useful to have contour maps as well.  Also, as stated earlier, map graphics could have been improved.
Reviewer:  Cristina DeGennaro
Position:  Student
Date:  February 1999
Computer System Reviewed on: Quantex