Archive for the ‘Water’ Category

Google Earth North Korea (version 6)

Sunday, November 11th, 2007

The most authoritative map of North Korea on Google Earth
North Korea Uncovered: Version 6
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kissquare.JPGThis map covers North Korea’s agriculture, aviation, cultural locations, manufacturing facilities, railroad, energy infrastructure, politics, sports venues, military establishments, religious facilities, leisure destinations, and national parks. It is continually expanding and undergoing revisions. This is the sixth version.

Additions to the newest version of North Korea Uncovered include: Alleged Syrian nuclear site (before and after bombing), Majon beach resort, electricity grid expansion, Runga Island in Pyongyang, Mt. Ryongak, Yongbyon historical fort walls, Suyang Fort walls and waterfall in Haeju, Kaechon-Lake Taesong water project, Paekma-Cholsan waterway, Yachts (3), and Hyesan Youth Copper Mine.

Disclaimer: I cannot vouch for the authenticity of many locations since I have not seen or been to them, but great efforts have been made to check for authenticity. These efforts include pouring over books, maps, conducting interviews, and keeping up with other peoples’ discoveries. In many cases, I have posted sources, though not for all. This is a thorough compilation of lots of material, but I will leave it up to the reader to make up their own minds as to what they see. I cannot catch everything and I welcome contributions.

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North Korea on Google Earth

Saturday, October 6th, 2007

Version 5: Download it here (on Google Earth) 

This map covers North Korea’s agriculture, aviation, cultural locations, manufacturing facilities, railroad, energy infrastructure, politics, sports venues, military establishments, religious facilities, leisure destinations, and national parks. It is continually expanding and undergoing revisions. This is the fifth version.

Additions to the latest version of “North Korea Uncovered” include updates to new Google Earth overlays of Sinchon, UNESCO sites, Railroads, canals, and the DMZ, in addition to Kim Jong Suk college of eduation (Hyesan), a huge expansion of the electricity grid (with a little help from Martyn Williams) plus a few more parks, antiaircraft sites, dams, mines, canals, etc.

Disclaimer: I cannot vouch for the authenticity of many locations since I have not seen or been to them, but great efforts have been made to check for authenticity. These efforts include pouring over books, maps, conducting interviews, and keeping up with other peoples’ discoveries. In many cases, I have posted sources, though not for all. This is a thorough compilation of lots of material, but I will leave it up to the reader to make up their own minds as to what they see. I cannot catch everything and I welcome contributions.

I hope this map will increase interest in North Korea. There is still plenty more to learn, and I look forward to receiving your additions to this project.

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North Korea Uncovered v.4 on Google Earth

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

The most authoritative, publicly available map of North Korea
Version 4: August 29, 2007

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This map covers North Korea’s agriculture, aviation, cultural locations, manufacturing facilities, railroad, energy infrastructure, politics, sports venues, military establishments, religious facilities, leisure destinations, and national parks. It is continually expanding and undergoing revisions. This is the fourth version.

Additions to the latest version of “North Korea Uncovered” include the city of Manpo along the Chinese border, KEDO, Kumgang Resort expansion, Kaesong Industrial Zone, as well as a few more parks, antiaircraft sites, dams, mines, canals, etc. I have also added more links in the menu which will tell the viewer a bit about the locations themselves. I have also changed the color scheme to make the collage easier to view.

Disclaimer: I cannot vouch for the authenticity of many locations since I have not seen or been to them, but great efforts have been made to check for authenticity. These efforts include pouring over books, maps, conducting interviews, and keeping up with other peoples’ discoveries. In many cases, I have posted sources, though not for all. This is a thorough compilation of lots of material, but I will leave it up to the reader to make up their own minds as to what they see. I cannot catch everything and I welcome contributions.

I hope this map will increase interest in North Korea. There is still plenty more to learn, and I look forward to receiving your additions to this project.

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Water Environmental Protection in DPRK

Thursday, March 22nd, 2007

KCNA
3/22/2007

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea has directed much effort to the work for protecting the water environment. The protection of water environment is very important in solving the water issue, which is raised as a serious socio-economic one in the world today. 

In recent years, the DPRK has instituted the Law on Preventing the Pollution of the River Taedong (provisional), Law on Barrages, Law on Appraising Environmental Influence and Law on Land Program to intensify the legal control over water environment and augmented the state investment in the field. 

It is concretizing and constantly renewing the already instituted water environmental standards and is pushing ahead with the work for introducing the authentication system in the protection and management of water environment. 

Besides, it deepens the research for the prevention of pollution along with the work for grasping the pollution resources and restricting the permissible discharge of contaminated materials in order to improve the water quality of rivers and streams. 

A river is divided into three parts, upper, middle and lower, where water quality observation posts have been set up to examine water quality. Meanwhile, the contaminated water of the lower-stream is displaced with the fresh water of the upper-stream in spring. 

A work for preventing the pollution by the rapidly increased water plant is consolidated in the lower part of the rivers where lock gates were built. 

In order to improve the quality of the contaminated water of the border rivers, activities for joint observation and for taking prevention measures are being conducted with the neighboring countries. 

Along with this, the country also deepens the research into the prevention of oil outflow, the main contamination material in the sea, and the disposal of ballast water of foreign-flagged ships and regularly conducts the examination of underground water quality. 

The country is further intensifying the supervision over water environment for consolidating the success already made in the efforts for improving the water quality.

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Water Quality Improver Developed

Wednesday, March 21st, 2007

KCNA
3/21/2007

Kim Chaek University of Technology has developed a new kind of water quality improver.   The machine is made with the application of the cutting-edge science and technology such as nano technology.  The kernel of the improver is a filter bar. A bar is capable of refining 2,500 liters of water as “spring water”.

The filter bar, made with nano materials, consists of a layer for removing floating matters and microorganism, a layer for deodorizing smell, a layer for absorbing heavy metals and two physical filter layers. 

The new improver is superior to other kinds of water purifiers in various points.  It eliminates heavy metals, floating matters and microorganism harmful to the human body.  The water purified by the improver is clean and low in chemical combination. It supplements microelements to and improves the digestion function of the human body, thus effectively preventing various diseases.

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