Detailed Maps of North Korea Now on Google Maps


0  Updated at 2:45 am, January 29th, 2013 By: ABC Digital
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iStockphoto/Thinkstock(TOKYO) — The world’s most reclusive country is officially on the map — at least on Google Maps.

The tech giant unveiled its most detailed view of North Korean streets on Tuesday, offering a rare glimpse into the hermit kingdom.  Pyongyang hospitals, golf courses and restaurants are on the map, as well as the Kim Il Sung statue, Kim Il Sung stadium and Kim Il Sung University.

Google relied on a group of outsider “citizen cartographers” who used the Map Maker software and satellite images to piece roads and landmarks together.

North Korea was the last country virtually unmapped by Google.

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