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Google Maps Extends Coverage Through North Korea, Includes Gulags
2013-01-29 11:29:32

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Though the country is at war with its neighbors and closely watched by the US and the rest of the world, Google has found it fitting to play neutral with North Korea and cover the country in Google Maps. Until today, the only view of North Korea available in Google Maps was stitched together using Google´s “Map Maker.” This process creates maps from data supplied by the public. Working with citizen...

2011-04-19 13:15:00

On Tuesday, Google started to allow users to add more details to its U.S. maps through an editing tool that already has been used to create and refine maps in other countries. Google did not rush to introduce the map-making service in the U.S. because it already had a good lay of the land in its home country.  The Internet giant decided to concentrate on filling in the gaps in other parts of the world where digital maps were far more primitive or completely unavailable. Google said it...

2011-04-01 07:00:00

Google Inc. announced Thursday that volunteers from around the globe are using the search giant's mapping service to help it map out the world, which includes previously inaccessible areas. The citizen cartographers from various areas around the world travel to remote places to map out the areas before uploading their work to Google Map Maker, the Internet search company said at a conference in Singapore. Google Map Maker allows users to add or edit features, such as roads, businesses,...

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