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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