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National News July 2014

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Although it is doubtful that many foreign visitors will actually need them, or that many residents can actually use them, Google Maps has launched driving directions for those lost on the roads of North Korea. The satellite navigation service may not be used as much as say, those lost on the 405 in Los Angeles, seeing that there are few private car owners. However that didn’t stop Google, who has driving and walking routes all mapped out if you decide to drive to Pyongyang for dinner and a movie.  “From this point forward, any further approved updates to the North Korean maps in Google Map Maker will also appear on Google Maps.” the company said.  Yet if your starting or end point is outside the nation’s borders, the proposed route is invalid because of course, there are no roads that lead into or out of the country.

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