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Amateur Spies Put North Korea on the Map

June 2, 2009

A group of amateur spies has used Google Earth to provide a rare glimpse inside North Korea, one of the world’s most secretive countries.  

Over two years, US doctoral student Curtis Melvin and other volunteers pored over news reports, images, accounts, books and maps painstakingly identifying and locating thousands of buildings, monuments, missile-storage facilities, mass graves, secret labour camps, palaces, restaurants, tourist sites, main roads and even the entrance to the country’s subterranean nuclear test base.

The result, North Korea Uncovered, is one of the most detailed maps of North Korea available to the public today. 

Click Here for the Full Story (The Age)

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