Google Maps gives users a clearer picture of North Korea

With the help of contributions made by "citizen cartographers," Google has updated its online maps to provide more detail about North Korea. "This data has been in Map Maker for a while now, but it commonly takes the Map Maker community a few years to generate enough high-quality data to make something that works in Google Maps," according to a Google spokesman. The mapping effort may not provide new insights for policymakers, but it could give ordinary Internet users more information about the country.

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