31 Jan '13, 6am

Google Maps North Korea – Including Gulag

Google Maps North Korea – Including Gulag

With the assistance of locals, Google has updated its Maps service to fill in many of the blanks of North Korea's most remote locations, providing a more detailed picture of the country. "Creating maps is a crucial first step towards helping people access more information about parts of the world that are unfamiliar to them," wrote Jayanth Mysore, senior product manager at Google Map Maker Mysore, on Google Lat Long . "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." You can see the difference in the before and after pictures here: One thing North Korean definitely won't be happy about is the appearance of gulags – or forced prison camps – on Google's new maps. As Buzzfeed pointed out, the political prison labor camp Kwan...

Full article: http://searchenginewatch.com/article/2240337/Google-Maps-...

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