Google Maps shows North Korea for first time

Wednesday, 30 January 2013 - 6:59pm IST | Place: London | Agency: IANS
Internet giant Google has made available for the first time maps and information on geographical landmarks of North Korea, a media report said.

Internet giant Google has made available for the first time maps and information on geographical landmarks of North Korea, a media report said Wednesday.

Google compiled the data using its Map Maker tool, The Sun reported.

Before now, Google Maps' information on North Korea was almost blank.

But thanks to new developments, streets, monuments, and even huge prison labour camps known as Gulags, these things can be now located online.

"This effort has been active in Map Maker for a few years and today the new map of North Korea is ready and available on Google Maps," said Map Maker senior product manager Jayanth Mysore.

"As a result, the world can access maps of North Korea that offer much more information and detail than before."

"While many people around the globe are fascinated with North Korea, these maps are especially important for the citizens of South Korea who have ancestral connections or still have family living there," he said.


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