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Map Created by Royal Japanese Historian Cites Dokdo as “Joseon Territory”

Map Created by Royal Japanese Historian Cites Dokdo as “Joseon Territory”

SEOUL, Nov. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — A volume of maps created during the Japanese colonial period by a Japanese historian belonging to Japanese royal patronage was found to indicate Dokdo and Ulleungdo as part of Joseon territory. In a book published by the Dokdo Research Institute yesterday, Katsumori Shiba (1880-1955), the editor of the Japanese [...]

Government Set to Develop Technology for “Indoor Spatial Information”

Government Set to Develop Technology for “Indoor Spatial Information”

SEOUL, Dec. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – The South Korean government announced Sunday that it will invest 15 billion won ($12.65 million) to develop technology that can help to quickly and efficiently realize indoor maps, by 2021.  According to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, the move is aimed at generating indoor spatial information, which [...]

Will Korea Finally Let Google Export Sensitive Map Data?

Will Korea Finally Let Google Export Sensitive Map Data?

SEJONG, Nov. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – There’s now just a day left before a special government committee makes a final decision on whether to allow Google to export sensitive Korean map data.  The dispute goes back to 2008, when the global Internet giant made the same request, but to no avail. The government rejected the [...]

Naver Provides Indoor Maps for 328 Major Sites Nationwide

Naver Provides Indoor Maps for 328 Major Sites Nationwide

Seoul, July 17 (Korea Bizwire) – Naver has announced that they will be providing indoor maps for 328 major transportation and business facilities nationwide. Using Naver indoor maps, one can get information on the location beforehand, avoiding the chaos occurring in crowded and complex areas. Users can find out where the nearest customer centers, elevators and washrooms [...]