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  1. ISO Country Codes

    ISO has define the standard 2-letter naming convention for countries (ISO 3166-1). You can get it from http://www.iso.org/iso/english_country_names_and_code_elements. On this standard every country has its own 2-letter code. So why you use internal Ids for countries? You can use this standard and be compatible with all applications that use ISO. With your approach an application has to do a lot of remaps of your Ids to assign values. The things are worst, you also do not have a standard approach on all the maps you supply. Example: On your world map with countries 'IE' is ISRAEL and on Europe map 'IE' is Ireland. This is not good, you have to have standards. On ISO specification 'IE' is always Ireland. Israel is 'IL'.