View Full Version : Shedding light on North Korea discussion

10-12-2005, 09:22 AM
This is a discussion thread for the following file:<br><br><b><a href=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/dlfile9213/Shedding-light-on-North-Korea.htm>Shedding light on North Korea</a></b><br><br>I created this set (330+ placemarks) because I found this country lacks a lot. Not only placemarks. Particular points of interest are the capital city of P'yongyang and the border to South Korea. Besides this the country is plastered with anti-aircraft sites. Sometimes it is quiet evident what they protect and sometimes they look unfinished or abandoned/dismantled. And I am sure I did not find all and have mistakingly identified a site where it might be something else.<br />
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At P'yongyang you can see yourself that this propably the best protected city in the world, at least against air raids. Besides the many many anti-aircraft sites I placed a lot of site-seeing placemarks in P'yongyang. You may find that some interesting looking places have been left out. This is the case because either the place looks interesting but is of minor importance (restuarants and most indoor stadiums just for example) or I could not identify it (The shiny silver dome in down-town P'yongyang for example). I gave my very best to identify the important spots but I did not succed on everything. I took my reference data (maps, commented photographs) from a lot of sites on the internet and cross-verified many of them. If you think you provided some of this information yourself, let me thank you.<br />
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At the border I placed some current and historical placemarks. Searching the web for these in combination with the Korean War will for sure bring up some quiet interesting links into the history of this area.<br />
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Finaly there's folder &quot;Other stuff&quot; which contains more or less interesting observations. Mixed bag of military, fun and strange stuff all over the place.<br />
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It took me many many hours to complete this collection so don't complain too much <img src="images/smilies/wink.gif" border="0" alt="" title="" class="inlineimg" />.<br />
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Enjoy<br />
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Additions, corrections and/or comments to wonders at mikane.org are welcome<br />
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Icons in red are anti-aircraft sites and have their labels turned off (opacity 0%), icons in green are site-seeing, icons in blue are border placemarks and finaly those in yellow are other stuff.<br><br><img src=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/images/new/080505/356644Clipboard04.jpg>

10-12-2005, 09:30 AM
Hi folks ...

I am very interested in quality feedback for the set "Shedding light on North Korea".

I looked at the voting results two days after the file had been approved and there where 2 voters giving a 5.

Now the file has an average of 3.2 with 5 votes. This means that besides the two voters with a 5 I have 3 votes with an average of 2. This is below average and I wonder (no pun intended) why one would vote this below average?

Not that this is of any statistical relevance compared to the 67 downloads but I am interested in how people judge "quality". Is it only the "cool" placemarks which get good votes?

Don't get me wrong ;) I am in no way disappointed ... just curious ... so, if you think this file is below average or even bad, please tell me why ...