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Has google maps blanked out South Korea?

johnnyG

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Very recently I noticed that on google maps South Korea comes up blank—place names only, and minimal provincial boundaries. No roads, really no anything. For example, on maps search for Fukuoka and then zoom out so that the map includes ROK. And there are still good road details for DPRK!

Due to ROK censorship and its favoring of local/domestic companies, google has always had a hard time there. And I read not long ago that ROK wanted to “tax” YouTube and some other content providers.

Does anyone know what’s going on?
 

musicisgood

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I wonder if it has to do with the trade frictions going on with SK and other countries. Also, I wonder about google premium, why did they start that?
 

bentenmusume

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I'm accessing Google Maps from Japan right now and am not seeing anything unusual with South Korea.

Seoul is showing me roads, shops, street view, and everything.
 

thomas

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It works fine on my Windows-based systems but I am unable to zoom in on iOS devices.
 

johnnyG

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I guess it must be iOS--I was using an iPad.

(sorry for the fire drill!)
 
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