Google Publishes More Detailed Maps Of North Korea, Using Citizen-Sourced Data
From Fast Company
January 29, 2013 - 5:22am
How much of the information was Eric Schmidt responsible for? Google has published more detailed maps of North Korea. In an announcement on its Lat Long blog, the firm announced that the extra data had been provided by a "community of citizen cartographers" who had used the firm's Map Maker software app to up the information on the service. The timing of the announcement may not prove particularly auspicious for relations between Pyongyang and Washington. The rogue state's shows of strength have been particularly aggressive of late, with last month's rocket launch paving the way for more nuclear testing, and even "war" against the South and its "arch enemy" the U.S. Jayanth Mysore, senior product manager at Google Map Maker said that the majority of information came from South Koreans. "While many people around the globe are fascinated with North Korea, these maps are especially im...
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