Sunday, May 24, 2009

North Korean Economy Watch

The Wall Street Journal featured an article on my classmate, Curtis Melvin, this week. Curtis's website, North Korean Economy Watch, is quite fascinating.
Mr. Melvin is at the center of a dozen or so citizen snoops who have spent the past two years filling in the blanks on the map of one of the world's most secretive countries. Seeking clues in photos, news reports and eyewitness accounts, they affix labels to North Korean structures and landscapes captured by Google Earth, an online service that stitches satellite pictures into a virtual globe. The result is an annotated North Korea of rocket-launch sites, prison camps and elite palaces on white-sand beaches.
Check out the site.

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