North Korea Uncovered (Google Earth)

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Using numerous maps, articles, and interviews I have mapped out North Korea by “industry” (or topic) on Google Earth.  This is the most authoritative map of North Korea that exists publicly today.

Agriculture, aviation, cultural, manufacturing, railroad, energy, politics, sports, military, religion, leisure, national parks…they are all here, and will captivate anyone interested in North Korea for hours.

Naturally, 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. 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 on the more “controversial” locations.  In time, I hope to expand this further by adding canal and road networks. 

I hope this post will launch a new interest in North Korea. There is still plenty more to learn, and I look forward to hearing about improvements that can be made.


5 Responses to “North Korea Uncovered (Google Earth)”

  1. Jonas says:

    Thank you so much Curtis!
    I think I’m going to spend a lot of time checking out your placemarks.
    first thing I did was checking out the elite areas to see if there is something that I haven´t discovers myself. Where did you get the overlay(?) of Kim Jong-il´s main palace near the capital from?

  2. Curtis Melvin says:

    My crack research skills!

    Actually it was so simple that I was surprised I didn’t find it before last week.

    I went to Google, typed in “Kim Jong Il house” then selected “images.” It was the first picture that popped up. I recognized the location immediately.