Friday, December 30, 2011

An Amazing View of North Korea - with Google Earth

With the death of Kim Jong Il and the (apparent) assumption of power by his son Kim Jong Un, many Americans are being reminded of the incredible isolation of North Korea.  Well, I happened across an extraordinary collection of data concerning the hermit kingdom of Pyongyang.  Using Google Earth as a platform, "North Korea Uncovered" is a massive undertaking; one finds everything from propaganda efforts to dams and prison camps documented, with more than a few links to additional online sources for more information.  In some ways, it's like a travelogue for a country you'll probably never be able to visit.  I find this stuff fascinating, and thought you might like to take a look; the KMZ file can be downloaded from the link below.

North Korea Uncovered (Google Earth .kmz file)

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