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You can find a shapefile (vector) for countries as of 2010 from http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu. It think that it would be easier to change the symbology of a vector file than deal with a raster. Arcmap will project on the fly and you can set the map to a winkel projection (projected->world or world-sphere->winkel).
ER Viewer. Fantastic way of 'fool-proofing' imagery. I find that its very unbiased in the way it raster imagery is viewed.
Excellent sugestions here. Just thought I would add the FREE Double CAD XT which is an AutoCAD LT-like program with more features then AutoCAD LT, simpler interface. Excellent for those GIS folks that have to interact with a lot of CAD data. Double CAD XT also claims excellent support for Sketchup - might be a good tool for those looking to integrate ...
Deegree WPS could be used as a container, where custom WPS workspace could be deployed via REST API: Deploy new WPS at deegree without UI
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