30 Jan '13, 5am

Google #Maps updated with North #Korea details after crowdsourcing effort.

Google #Maps updated with North #Korea details after crowdsourcing effort.

Google has updated its North Korea maps through a crowdsourcing effort. Google has revised its Google Maps application to add information for North Korea through a crowdsourcing effort by users with interest in the country. This highly secretive nation is slowly being mapped, and the updated view on North Korea also includes gulag-like work camps, which are believed to be the icing on the cake for the map. These camps are believed to be some of the largest and most inhumane prisons in the world. This progressive addition is being done by a community of citizen cartographers using Google Map Maker. Contributors have added data, roads and points of interest. The collaboratively-created map of North Korea is now on display on Google and offers a detailed layout of Pyongyang, showing hospitals, subway stops and schools. According to eWeek, even though the maps of North Korea h...

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