Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Google and North Korea

First of all, a standing ovation to OFK whose commentary, insight and map work are nothing short of stellar. All applause to him.

Then there's this:

Google is slowly filling in the blanks in its quest to build a comprehensive map of North Korea – one of the world's most secretive states – with the addition of new details, including one of the country's notorious gulags.

Using data compiled with its Map Maker tool – which enables people to submit satellite imagery and knowledge from on the ground – Google claims users can now access maps of North Korea that offer "much more information and detail than before".

Let the Stalinist state be less of a mystery now and let something be done about the camps wherein thousands languish.


Joshua said...

Thank you.

- Joshua

Osumashi Kinyobe said...

Many welcomes and thank you.