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How Does Google Map North Korea?
February 7, 2013 | Business Week

North Korea is a very closed country. This Business Week video explains how Google has been able to use crowd-sourcing to construct maps of North Korea beyond what can be obtained from satellite images.


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What Happened at Mount Paektu in North Korea?
September 24, 2013 | Slate.com
Mount Paektu is a volcano near the border between North Korea and China. About 1000 years ago it produced one of the largest eruptions in human history. The North Korean government recently allowed researchers from Imperial College London and Cambridge University to visit the volcano and collaborate with North Korean scientists.

Google Earth Engine
May 12, 2013 | Google Earth Engine
Google now has a website that uses satellite images to document landscape changes over time. With it you can see lakes shrinking, cities expanding, glaciers retreating and mining activities advancing.

Loss of Mississippi Delta Communities to Subsidence and Sea Level Rise
May 24, 2013 | National Geographic
National Geographic has an interesting article about how many small communities on the seaward edge of the Mississippi River delta are being lost to subsidence and sea level rise. The community of Leeville (shown in Google map below) is featured in the article. If you toggle between "Map" and "Sat" you will see how the map greatly overstates the amount of dry land - at least on the day that the satellite image was acquired. View Larger Map


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