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Seoul to digitize N.Korean cadastral maps

Seoul, March 23, 2015: The S. Korea government is mulling over to digitise over 300,000 cadastral maps of North Korea for permanent storage which it has kept since the division of the peninsula in 1953, claims a report published by Chosun.co.

According to the report, the aim is to prevent disputes and confusion over land ownership in the event of reunification. The report also quotes a spokesman for the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport who said, "We decided to digitise cadastral maps of North Korean land made during the Japanese colonial period from 1910 to 1918."

The ministry believes the project will have significant economic and security value as a combination of digitalized cadastral maps and satellite images will make it much easier to establish the lay of the land.

Source: Chosun.co