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Google Maps North Korea

At least it wasn’t Apple Maps, right North Korea? Google on Monday unveiled detailed maps of North Korea—streets, gulags, you name it—weeks after the company’s chairman visited the isolated country. North Korea has long been a blank slate to Google Maps users due to limited data—after all, the information used to create the maps is provided by the public, and North Korea is famously secretive and only several hundred people in the country have access to the Internet. The map of the capital, Pyongyang, shows hospitals, subways, and schools, while maps of the country are hazier but definitively show gray zones that represent the reeducation camps where some 200,000 people are imprisoned.

January 29, 2013 7:00 AM