Google Maps Korea

Written by admin on December 9, 2008 – 12:53 pm -

Google has recently announced that a localized version of Google Maps will be available in Korea soon. Previously Google maps has only showed satellite photos of Korea but turn-by-turn street directions, detailed street maps, business and residentials addresses were not available. For me this is significant news because it also might be a factor in the long awaited release of Apple’s iPhone in South Korea. Google and other popular portals such as Friendster, MySpace, Facebook have not been very successful at penetrating the Korean market. Its is my hope that Google being a foreign based company is also sensitive to the english community in Korea and thus create a bi-lingual version. More info from the Korea Times article can be found here.


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One Response to “Google Maps Korea”

  1. By KONG on Apr 14, 2009 | Reply

    I just found by chance last week that Google has detailed map of Korea, with road map !!! However, now I addicted with Navor and Daum map, because they provide so many feature. Foreign company always can not compete with local company.
    Korean know Korean.

    By the way, my NOKIA N810 (tablet PC) can save Google map, I use it to save a whole map of Thailand, but when I move the selected area to Korea, It still show the old map, while in PC it is a new one with superb detail. I don’t know why?

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