North Korea is being ‘marked’ by Google
With Google’s ever growing presence taking over the internet they have now focused their invasion on a country that thinks the rest of the world is against them, North Korea. The Google gurus headed over to the most remote and isolated nations in the world a few weeks ago and have encouraged Kim Yong-Un to ‘open’ North Korea up more to the world. One way to do this is via Google maps, which are dominating the interactive map market, especially after Apple maps’ miserable attempt.
The information that was mostly contributed by users especially South Koreans, which mainly used satellite images or local knowledge. All this information and data was then compiled on Google’s Map Maker tool. It will be a while before street names are marked and most of the information is okay for a basic map but for other areas this is not that well detailed compared to other places. This is North Korea; one of the secretive countries in the world therefore receiving any information is a task itself as many North Korea citizens have limited knowledge beyond their four walls.
The mapping system has already shown new areas of North Korea and identified some landmark features as well as the more controversial re-education camps, or labor camps as the rest of the world known them as. These camps are notorious and accounts from some of the lucky survivors have explained the horrors that happen within the confinements. Thousands or people are being kept and worked in the many camps throughout the country. Having a US dollar bill, listening to foreign radio or not crying when suppose to can have you and your family thrown into these Hell-holes.
Google maps have also indicated more tourist friendly areas in the capital, Pyongyang. Schools, theaters, government buildings and underground stops are now marked in Google Maps, as are statues, some embassies, an ice rink and the infamous 105-storey Ryugyong hotel, which has been under construction for more than 25 years. Other areas that may interest North Korea’s neighbors in the South is the nuclear power stations that have been identified and marked. This is a strange move especially for North Korea, if they had agreed, because Google is an American company and one thing North Korea hates is the ‘imperialist pigs’ that have set up base in the ‘dirty’ south. It is an unusual move on both fronts as North Korean residents don’t have access to the internet, and only a few hundred people in higher ranks can actually access the web. South Korea on the other hand may find this very useful as they can identify possibly their heritage and trace back any ancestry before the Korean War in the 1950s. As mentioned before this move comes a few weeks after a visit to North Korea by the head of Google. To read more please click here.
The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a space-based satellite navigation system that provides location and time information in all weather conditions, anywhere on or near the Earth where there is an unobstructed line of sight to four or more GPS satellites and is freely accessible to any user with a GPS receiver. Chinavasion has an array of GPS devices that can help guide you, maybe not around North Korea as that is under development but around town or in a new city then it is an ideal accessory. Chinavasion has a vast range of GPS devices that are either plug-ins, built-in to mobile phones and as a function used in a car DVD player. Below are some of the GPS products we have currently in stock at Chinavasion.
GPS Receiver USB Adapter for Computers (Netbook, Laptop, UMPC). Transform your laptop into a GPS navigator. This GPS Receiver USB Adapter for Computers is a compact, accurate GPS receiver with low power consumption that plugs into your computer’s USB port. This receiver is suitable for all the applications of a traditional GPS receiver including planning your trip before you head out or finding your location whiles you are camping. All you need is the CVGI-B07 GPS dongle, a computer, GPS navigation software and a destination. After installing the receiver and the necessary software, you can find your location right on your laptop. The GPS receiver takes its power from the PC it is attached to, so there are no extra wires or cables to tie you down.
Based on SiRF Star III chipset technology, the GPS receiver provides accurate GPS positioning within 1 to 5 meters. To ensure up-to-the-second accuracy, the receiver tracks up to 20 satellites at a time, re-acquires satellite signals in about 100 milliseconds and updates position data every second. Data output by this GPS receiver include latitude/longitude/altitude, velocity, date/time and satellite/receiver status. An internal rechargeable Lithium-ion battery sustains the internal clock and memory and is recharged during normal operation. Its compact design is ideal for applications with space limitations.
Today’s GPS advancements are a blend of hardware and software wizardry. By ordering this single-DIN unit you benefit from increased clarity when navigating difficult junctions with effective 3D instructions for advanced travel guidance. Or take advantage of efficient route planning based on actual road-speed data and voice address-input for a relaxing drive on your way to your friend’s cottage.
Today’s GPS maps and software takes all the work out of driving and the CVSA-C09 supports today’s most popular GPS software packages with its WIN CE 5.0 environment and an extra long magnetic GPS antenna which easily attaches to any metallic part of your car to strengthen satellite signal reception. This 1DIN car DVD player allows you to pair your cell phone with this Bluetooth car audio unit so you can talk to your caller through the built-in MIC while hearing them through your car’s speaker system for a truly safe yet enjoyable drive.
By using this USB GPS Receiver with Magnetic Base for your computer, you can instantly transform your laptop or netbook into a GPS navigator.
This USB GPS Receiver for Computers is a compact, accurate GPS receiver with low power consumption that works directly from your computer’s USB port and does not require user initialization or external power. All you need to do is plug it into the USB port of your laptop or netbook and install the GPS navigation software of your choice and you’re good to go! This USB GPS receiver performs even better than car-dedicated GPS units or handhelds as the magnetic base of the antenna allows it to be securely positioned wherever you find the best view of the sky (and hence best reception) or even placed on the outside of the vehicle.
This USB GPS receiver incorporates the latest SiRF Star III GPS chipset and a built-in patch antenna so you receive a high degree of GPS accuracy and performance even at low signal levels. Data output by this GPS receiver include latitude, longitude, altitude, velocity, and satellite/ receiver status and to ensure up-to-the-second accuracy, the receiver tracks up to 20 satellites at a time, re-acquires satellite signals in about 100 milliseconds and updates position data every second.
2DIN Car DVD player with a 7inch touch screen display, built-in GPS and DVB-T capabilities is the ideal passenger to be king of the road. Up till now, all 2-DIN (100mm tall) car DVD players came standard with screen resolution of 480 x 234 pixels. The “Road King” 7 Inch Car DVD Player with GPS and DVB-T features an amazing 800 x 480 pixel screen resolution. This allows disks and videos to be played on this remarkable system with a clearer, sharper, and more vibrant display. However, that’s not the only thing separating this next generation in car navigation, entertainment, and communication solution from the rest of the field. This car DVD player has a great GUI that will be easily noticed when accessing the menus as they will appear quicker, settings are changed faster and applications are loaded in less time. This “Road King” car DVD player delivers unsurpassed performance in all three car DVD player metrics; navigation, entertainment, and communications. This car DVD player even has DVB-T, meaning you can access television and play it through your car DVD player; the DVB-T receiving standard is MPEG-2.
The “Road King” features a built-in car navigation system that runs today’s most popular GPS software like TomTom and Route66. The GPS enabled hardware is engineered for next generation speed performance and uses the WIN CE operating system to create a stress-free driving experience every time. Depending on your choice of software, you’ll have access to powerful features like: lane assist, voice guidance, 3-D views, intelligent route planning, and points of interest (POI). Plus this 2DIN car DVD player comes with a 3 meter GPS magnet antenna to significantly boost your GPS signal reception. The “Road King” car DVD player has a powerful region free DVD disk player that is capable of playing DVD’s from any country. It can playt hose movies, TV shows, dramas, and animes that you’ve downloaded from the Web via SD card or USB thumb drive. This 2DIN car DVD player even has the ability to connect an iPod or a portable media player due to plug and play ability. With its advanced 7.0 inch LCD touch screen display, The “Road King” transforms you car into a home theater. However it also has Bluetooth, which allows you to conduct business or office work while away from the office. The Bluetooth function allows the ability to have handsfree conversations with your callers and listen to them through your car stereo system.
This 7 inch Touch-screen GPS Navigator featuring Bluetooth and has a FM Transmitter is a superlative portable GPS navigator perfect for those who spend a lot of time on the road.
Withing view that lets you find your way more easily. The Bluetooth function allows you to pair your cellphone with the GPS and make phone calls handsfree. Watch your favorite movies on the ultra large screen; listen to your music collection on the go, and with the FM transmitter, whatever plays on the GPS can be broadcast through your car speakers.
This high-tech Car GPS Tracker is the latest technology around and comes with plenty of advanced features that have never been seen before. With the convenient SMS text messaging ability, a full range of alarm functions including fuel to engine cut off , and the latest in GPS tracking technology, this GPS Car Tracker is the ultimate safety device for your car, van, truck, or even the entire vehicle fleet.
This Car GPS Tracker can reply with a text message of current latitude, longitude, speed, and time, as well as an Internet map link to your cell phone to show you exactly where the GPS tracker/your vehicle is. When the tracker lost GSM signals or fell offline from GPRS, it will automatically store the tracking position and alerts. When GSM signals get back, all the information will be re-sent to the authorized numbers or monitoring platform server automatically. If the vehicle moves in/out the preset scope, it will send a text alarm to the authorized phone numbers. The tracker can warn you with text message when the vehicle starts to move from a stationary status, or when the vehicle is moving faster than a preset speed. The user can send an SMS message to the tracker to cut off the gas and battery power, so the engine will remain in an immobilized state until your remove the alarm status. With a GPRS enabled SIM card, you can monitor real-time movement of your vehicle with the supplied software via a computer.
This shock sensor utilizes warning chirps for minor disturbances and will trigger the alarm if it detects more serious impacts or disruptions. With the camera, if someone unauthorized opened the door, the camera will shoot photos and display them on the operation platform at the same time; you will receive an alert message. Should the user choose to, they can then log into the platform and view the photos. Add another layer of security with this car GPS tracker’s remote control lock/unlocking. Power lock doors can be controlled from several feet away and no one can enter your vehicle without your wireless transmitter.
At only one third the size of a normal mobile phone, the tracker phone is also a full featured GPS tracker using the latest SIRF Star III GPS Receiver. This GPS Tracker Phone retains only the essential features of a cell phone, which is to make phone calls when they need it. With only 5 preset phone numbers available including 1 emergency SOS number and no SMS or Internet Surfing capabilities, your kids are less likely to spend hours of their time and expensive phone bills on unnecessary phone calls, excessive text messages or inappropriate web contents. When making an SOS call during an unexpected emergency situation, the tracker phone will also send out a text message containing its location. Real time positioning information can be obtained by sending a SMS message to the tracker phone any time during the day. Set the tracker phone to periodically report its location to you, so you know exactly where your kids are. There is a voice monitoring function that allows you to instantly listen in on conversations via this GPS tracker phone. Can insert one GSM SIM card to be used to make calls that will use quad band second generation networks such as 850/900/1800/1900MHz, therefore having worldwide use. The battery that is used is 800mAH; which is more than enough for this phone’s capabilities and can last 2 to 3 days on standby.
Nowadays, mobile phones come with many unnecessary features that are dangerous, irrelevant or not suitable for children. Not only excessive SMS and phone calls make your child prone to disrupted sleeps, restlessness, stress and fatigue, the widely used Internet surfing feature may also expose them to violence and adult materials on the web. Seniors citizens and young children, who normally have difficulty remembering long phone numbers, can call any preset number with only 1 button press. Tourists can also take advantage of its small size while enjoy the benefit of knowing exactly where they are.
Chinavasion has a lot more products that have GPS functions. All these products are in stock and can be ordered and shipped within 24 hours. Chinavasion welcomes you to view all these products that are now at a great wholesale price. Stop being lost and find your way around and discover the environment, and if North Korea have then I am sure other countries and places have more details and locations marked. Brought to you by the leaders in electronic devices and GPS units, Chinavasion.
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