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Digital map allows clearer view of Korea

A new digital map has been developed with higher than ever resolution of the Korean Peninsula.

The National Geographic Information Institute (NGII) under the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT) created a digital map of Korea that was made using high-quality aerial images. It is easier and clearer to recognize terrain features than previous versions, in which major features are marked with symbols. The map is also highly accessible because it can be accessed via the Internet, navigation devices, and mobile apps.

The NGII explains that in addition to the enhanced resolution, which became possible with the imagery acquired at a spatial resolution of 25 centimeters, the satellite map has improved accuracy by adding regions of disinterest, excluded from previous maps.

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The new version of digital map (right side) provides clearer and more detailed images than previous versions (photos courtesy of the NGII).

The new version of digital map (right side) provides clearer and more detailed images than previous versions (photos courtesy of the NGII).


The NGII have already made sections of the new map available to the public, offering some parts of the Peninsula including the capital and six megalopolis regions, with plans to come up with additional parts such as Gangwon-do (Gangwon Province), Gyeongsangbuk-do (North Gyeongsang Province), Gyeongsangnam-do (South Gyeongsang Province), Jeollanam-do (South Jeolla Province), and Jeju Island. The map is designed to update new images on a two-year basis.

More information can be found at the website of NGII.

By Lee Seung-ah
Korea.net Staff Writer
slee27@korea.kr

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