03 Feb '13, 4am

New blog post: Google release detailed map of North Korea

New blog post: Google release detailed map of North Korea

Google recently released the most detailed map of North Korea to date with the help of “citizen cartographers”. The updated North Korea map now adds street names, monuments, parks, train stops and even prison camps. Before this, the Google Map only show roads without street names due to the communist regime’s isolation. Google said a community of “citizen cartographers” started building the map in 2009 based on satellite images, public information and local knowledge using a tool called Map Maker that allows collaboration on maps through crowd-sourcing. The map is still not perfect and much more contributions are required. The revision came just a few weeks after Google Executive Chairman, Eric Schmidt, made a personal visit to the country as part of nine-person delegation. Maybe he can also contribute to the crowd sourced map. Too bad the North Korean can’t have access to...

Full article: http://blog.dk.sg/2013/02/03/google-release-detailed-map-...

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