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Old 01-29-2013, 07:04 PM
 
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Not two weeks after Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, and his team returned home from North Korea, Google unveiled a highly detailed map of the isolated nation, labeling everything from Pyongyang’s subway stops to the country’s several city-sized gulags, as well as its monuments, hotels, hospitals and department stores.
The map is showing mainly Pyongyang, its schools, hotels, hospitals, markets and parks and the river flowing through the capital Tedong-gang. Interesting, you can see some very modern buildings and skyscrapers, but when you zoom in, they look like a copy/paste from somewhere else. Are they renderings?
Outside, the map is not very detailed and shows only a few large cities, airports, chemical plants, nuclear research center , as well as camps for enemies of the system, including the Bukchang gulag for political prisoners.

Fascinating!
Google updates North Korea maps page (complete with gulags) | Metro News
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Old 01-30-2013, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Chicago(Northside)
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Awesome!
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:35 PM
 
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Cool !
They used to not even allow anyone to get in and get map informations.
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Old 01-31-2013, 01:36 AM
 
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Very cool! Google maps is amazing
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Old 01-31-2013, 02:00 AM
 
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I've heard that only the higher class has access on internet.
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:15 AM
 
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That being said...I just went to google maps...and nothing for North Korea. Hardly have anything for South Korea, outside of Seoul.
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:38 AM
 
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I could already focus in pretty close to N. Korea with Google Earth. The satelite imagery has always been out there.

Lets face it, the Google chairman was out to N. Korea to sell the Supreme Leader the internet technology so that he can spy on his own people, like Google did with China.
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:05 PM
 
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Google Earth has had these maps for a while. There have been citizen-run Google earth maps with landmarks created by journalists, defectors, and spies to show various things like submarine bases, nuclear reactors, missile silos, even presidential palaces.

Just seeing the opulence and riches (the Kim family is rumored to be worth over $7 billion) of these estates, compared with the squalor and poverty, desolation, and literal starvation of the masses outside Pyongyang, makes me sick.

Here is the blog for the Google Earth project. Note that the last time they made an update was in 2009. There is a note from last year saying the next version is underway ... but it's going on a year ...

North Korean Economy Watch » North Korea Uncovered – (Google Earth)

The same guy has a "digital atlas" here DPRK Digital Atlas
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:09 PM
 
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The DPRK map is identical with the Google map...
So, is DPRK map a part of Google map or the other way around?

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Ooops... ok, I see...

"Because it is built on the Google Earth platform, users can see the latest publicly available satellite imagery of any specific point or area as they are searching."
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Old 02-06-2013, 04:19 AM
 
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Before going anywhere you can get all the information by google maps.that's good for everyone.
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