Google puts in streets, prisons, parks & lots more in its North Korea mapping system

Google, the search giant has now resolved the former flaw of last empty spot left in the world by launching a detailed map of North Korea that includes streets, popular places, monuments, business buildings, parks and also its prisons. Content related to streets, train halts, monuments located in the capital of Pyongyang displayed up on Google Maps. Earlier this sport was empty & the only place on Google Maps that had no data beyond the capital city’s name. The gap was filled just after the giant’s chairperson went to the country. But Google reveals that there is “absolutely no connection in the timing” of the map’s release and the chairman’s North Korea visit.

Google Maps

Google Maps

The map maker revealed that a group of “citizen cartographers” began constructing the North Korea map in 2009 based on satellite pictures, public data and local information via a tool named as Map Maker. This tool enables collaboration on maps via crowd locating. Not all average North Koreans are allowed to add value, however, since selective some have pre-approved Internet access. The U.S. Company decided that it already acquired pretty good information to construct the map which shall be released for all this week. Google Maps has teamed up pictures also captured in North Korea whereby many of them display streets and buildings of Pyongyang taken by visitors along with some photos whose credit goes to North-Korea focused websites.


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