Korea turns to Maps

Koreans have not been so big on maps. Whereas in Japan highly accurate maps have traditionally been a mainstay for citizens and a symbol of good living, Koreans prefer to ask the way, or if necessary, use a navigation device. But that aspect of Korea is now changing as well. Rather well organized maps are going up around Seoul that are as good as anything one finds. In fact, several subway stops now feature both maps and photographs taken from above to allow the observer two means of understanding the geography of the neighborhood.  Seoul Metro also has come up with an innovative manner of providing maps to riders.

















Emanuel Pastreich

Circles and Squares

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