Online Resources of Interest

Human Rights North Korea - The Hidden Gulag Part 1 (122 pgs., 2003)

HRNK - The Hidden Gulag Part 2 (245 pgs., 2012)

HRNK - Hunger and Human Rights (60 pgs., 2005)

HRNK - An Examination of the North Korean Police State (188 pgs., 2012)

Strategic Studies Inst. - North Korea's Military Strategy (14 pgs., 2003)

​SSI - Civil Military Trends: Military First Policy (69 pgs., 2006)

Welcome to #AccessDPRK, the home of the most comprehensive North Korean mapping project in history.

For more information, visit the #AccessDPRK Blog!

**For the final Google Earth map, with all 53,722 places - you can download the file automatically here.**

The formal mapping process is over and the map has been published. For a detailed accounting of all the different places mapped, read "North Korea by the Numbers".

The main figures are:

​   9,896 individual monuments

   9,594 military sites

   ​35,252 domestic and economic sites

(These add up to over 53,722, this is explained in the above article.)

Additional AccessDPRK Related Works

The Marketization of North Korea (8 pgs., 2017)

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History of #AccessDPRK

In 2009 a man named Curtis Melvin and a few associates from George Mason University published a map of North Korea using Google Earth called "North Korea Uncovered". At the time, it was the most complete map of the country ever and it received international praise. It detailed prison camps, military sites, government offices, etc. and had around 11,000 places marked.

In late 2012 I discovered his project and noticed that it was far from the "comprehensive" map it seemed to be, and so I began to make a truly comprehensive map of North Korea, called "#AccessDPRK". Phase I was published on March 5, 2016 and had over 28,000 new places. Phase II (the completed project) was published a year later on March 5, 2017. It contains over 53,000 places!

Along the way I found a new missile test stand under construction (which was picked up by Free Korea), I discovered a new military base, and helped prove that their "stealth ship" program dates back over a decade. My project includes thousands of monuments, military sites along the demilitarized zone with South Korea, economic sites, details of their nuclear facilities and much more.