Nuclear Fallout Part II - 12/27/19

Nuclear Fallout Part I: the health consequences of North Korea's nuclear program - 12/23/19 

Major Expansion at Pyongyang Training Ground - 12/17/19

DPRK Gas Station Survey - 12/15/19

Chongjin Prison Camp Update - 12/6/19
Ryongsong Palace Fortress - 11/27/19
Mystery at the National Defense University - 11/11/19
Recent Growth at Yongbyon - 11/2/19
Missile Bases & Major Underground Sites - 10/23/19

Air Defense and Combat Command HQ - 10/15/19

Missiles and Monuments - 10/2/19

The Great Songwon Mystery - 9/16/19

Punggye-ri Nuclear Facilities Still Stand - 9/3/19

Work at Hagap UGF Continues - 9/1/19

A Pyongsan Addendum - 8/24/19

Slowdown at the Pakchon Uranium Plant - 8/21/19

Support AccessDPRK Using Patreon - 8/17/19

In Defense of Travel to North Korea - 8/11/19

Radioactive River - 8/3/19

Being Gay in North Korea - 6/13/19

Runways Into Plowshares - 6/1/19

Why Has There Not Been a North Korean Stauffenberg? - 5/20/19

The Evolution of Kim's Underground Airbase - 5/14/19

Target Panmunjom - 4/2/19

The Monuments of North Korea - 2/27/19

New Ichon Military Base - 1/23/19

Kim's Army Marches On - 1/17/19

AccessDPRK in 2018 - 1/1/19

The Holy Sites of Juche - 12/27/18

North Korea to the United States: You First - 12/21/18

DPRK-China Border Crossings - 12/4/18

Prison Camp 22 Today - 11/1/18

The Vatican's Abbey in North Korea - 10/5/18

The Democratic Peoples' Republic of Leisure Expands - 9/6/18

The Marketization of North Korea - 9/3/18

NK's Construction Boom Continues - 5/17/18

Rockets and Runways - 1/30/18

North Korea's Great Barrier - 1/18/18

AccessDPRK Update 2018 - 1/3/18

Pyongyang's Thirty Years of Growth - 12/25/17

Possible NK Atmospheric Nuclear Test - 12/12/17

Is North Korea's Prison System far Larger than Expected? - 11/2/17

NoKo's Underground Nuclear Nightmare - 9/16/17

North Korea's Sacrificial Islands - 8/30/17

Kim Jong-un's Spy School Gets Upgrade - 8/25/17

Why Are We in Korea, and Why Do We Care?  - 8/13/17

The Price of the Cult of Kim - 7/15/17


Additional information hosted for AccessDPRK can be found on this page.

Writing for Other Organizations

Fueling the Country, Oct. 11, 2019 (NK News Pro)

​​Why a lack of adequate infrastructure may stifle Kim Jong Un's tourism ambitions Oct. 29, 2019 (NK News Pro)

How North Korea is making the most of an aging air force, Dec. 6, 2019 (NK News Pro)

More Underground Facilities Near Yongbyon, March 20, 2020 (38 North)

Dealing with the Cult of Kim after the Dynasty, April 29, 2020 (Asia Times)


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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", after coming across several smaller works by others. 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 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 helped prove that their "stealth ship" program dates back over a decade, and I reviewed each of their underground naval bases. 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.


The final nationwide map that I will create is called the "2021 Version". It was published on Jan. 31, 2021.


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#AccessDPRK Blog

​Mapping information and other articles of interest relating to North Korea.

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


For more information about the project and numerous articles on many topics, check out the #AccessDPRK Blog!


You can learn about the older 2017 map version on the blog. The new 2021 version has over 20% more sites marked and contains substantially more information.


The final nationwide map (2021 Version) has recently been completed and is now available. There are two versions, a "free" version and a "pro" version that has thousands more places and considerable more information about various locations. The 2021 Pro version has over 64,000 sites marked.

© 2015-2021 JacobBogle.com

International Friendship Exhibition Expands - 7/7/17
North Korea by the Numbers - 7/4/27
Otto Warmbier, Dennis Rodman, and North Korea - 6/20/17
Kim Jong-un's Secret Escape Plan - 5/24/17
History of Americans Detained by North Korea - 5/17/17
Wonchong Border Crossing Nears Completion - 4/13/17
Recovery Moves Along After 2016 Floods - 4/2/17​

Terrorism and the Future of North Korea at the UN - 3/18/17
Phase II Map Complete - 3/5/2017
What's the Point? - 1/27/2017
Activity Spotted at Possible Nuclear Site - 1/12/2017
New launching/landing Sites Constructed? - 1/6/2017

Over Half Million Affected by Floods - 12/2/2016

Missile Tests & Phase II Mapping Update - 9/7/2016

Urban Combat Training Centers - 3/13/2016

Phase I Map Complete & Published - 3/5/2016

The Lost History of Korea - 2/20/2016

Manpo-Changchuan Hydroelctric Dam Construction Continues - 1/17/2016

North Korea's Air Force & Airports - 11/15/2015

Taedong River Pollution - 9/27/2015

Kaechon Hydroelectric Dam Under Construction - 8/15/2015

Rise of Cell Phones - 7/11/2015

Mapping Progress Update #6 - 4/10/2015

Major Landslide in North Hamgyong Province - 3/30/2015

Kumgang Airbase Update - 3/28/2015

North Korea's Stealth Ship-s - 2/12/2015

New Airbase Near Panghyon - 12/28/2014

Road Construction in Kim Jong-un's Korea - 11/3/2014

​North Korea's Beauty & Untouched Wilderness - 6/8/2014

Mapping Update #5 - 5/28/2014

North Korea: 2013 in Review - ​1/17/2014

On the Death of Jang Sung Taek - 12/14/2013

Kangdong Residence - 8/22/2013

Mapping & Satellite Resolution - 8/15/2013

​North Korean Mining - 6/13/2013 (updated May 2015)

New Construction for Artillery - 4/28/2013

Coastal Defense - 4/27/2013

News on the Nuclear Situation - 4/15/2013

Pyongyang Palce & Update #4 - 4/11/2013

Mapping Update #3 - 4/5/2013

The Nuclear Question - 3/20/2013

The Arduous March - 3/13/2013

North Korean Artillery Sites - 3/4/2013

Update 2 + Sightseeing - 3/2/2013

Sajido Naval Base - 3/1/2013

A Caged Population - 2/28/2013

Roadblocks and Restricted Travel - 2/26/2013

Mapping Project Update #1 - 2/24/2013

Propaganda From Space - 2/23/2013

New Missile Test Site - 2/20/2013