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. Here are some specific item counts for different things of interest:

     9,879 monuments

     1,539 active anti-aircraft artillery sites

     108 airports, runways, and helipads


In time, I will compile a complete list of figures for each specific item. 


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". Currently it's over twice the size of "North Korea Uncovered" and includes over 28,000 additional locations that were not included in his original map. This "Phase I" was published on March 5, 2016. Phase II 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.

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