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North Korea’s Google map quality was really poor before, but now they provide a detailed map. It would be useful for defectors and refugees.

Through Google Maps, with the click of a mouse, you can travel the world; see the most remote places on earth, and even explore Antartica with panoramic imagery. But one place that has always been unavailable, even through Google Maps, is the hermit kingdom: North Korea. This has now changed. On Jan 29, 2013 Google revealed its new crowd-sourced map of North Korea, just three weeks after Google’s executive chairman, Eric Schmidt, visited the country. Google’s North Korea map, though it did exist before, was mostly blank. But now, you can see drastic changes in the map.
Google Debuts Crowd Sourced Map on North Korea

globalvoices:

North Korea’s Google map quality was really poor before, but now they provide a detailed map. It would be useful for defectors and refugees.

Through Google Maps, with the click of a mouse, you can travel the world; see the most remote places on earth, and even explore Antartica with panoramic imagery. But one place that has always been unavailable, even through Google Maps, is the hermit kingdom: North Korea. This has now changed. On Jan 29, 2013 Google revealed its new crowd-sourced map of North Korea, just three weeks after Google’s executive chairman, Eric Schmidt, visited the country. Google’s North Korea map, though it did exist before, was mostly blank. But now, you can see drastic changes in the map.

Google Debuts Crowd Sourced Map on North Korea