On January 29, 2013, Google Maps revealed new map information for North Korea. North Korea is the last country in the world to get detail on their google map. Google was able to provide detail for North Korea with help from “citzen cartographers,” who are people on the ground in the city who send in data to Google by using Map Maker, which allows users to edit maps on Google. The detail that Google has been able to provide for North Korea centers around the capital, Pyongyang. Such places as important landmarks, hotels, schools, and hospitals are shown, as well has the major roads. The map also highlights four areas in grey, which represent suggested gulag sites. Beyond the capital, the map of North Korea is still lacking any detail. Google hopes to build on this foundation and continue filling in information on the blank areas for North Korea.
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