North Korea on Google Earth

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.


2 Responses to “North Korea on Google Earth”

  1. Jaime Lee says:

    What are the exact coordinates for the Kim Jong Suk college of education? I can’t seem to find it.

    Thank you.

  2. Curtis Melvin says:

    Using “North Korea Uncovered v.5” click on the “Education” menu folder on the left side of the screen. Inside this folder is a marker for the “Kim Jong Suk College of Education.” Click on this marker and you will be taken there automatically. It is located in Hyesan in the north, near the Chinese Border.