Sky View

So it turns out the Koreans have outdone google maps. One of Korea’s biggest search engines and social networking sites, Naver, has a program with very similar functions to Google Maps in North America (satellite view, street view, instructions for driving or public transit). But now they actually flew around Korea and took pictures, so you can look around with an areal view (which you would do by clicking on the little airplanes) And the advantage is you can change the angle instead of looking from directly above in the satellite view. So here is the view of my town from sky view focusing on my school and my apartment building (only three stories) But you can see how many huge apartment buildings there are too.

Oh, and here is street view image of my school. And right above us is another English school. And the bus is for a competitor school too.


About mwitster

Blogged about teaching English and language learning in Korean and the Middle East. Now, as a Speech-Language Pathologist, hope to post some new info and possibly reflections from private practice.
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3 Responses to Sky View

  1. karenrwitten says:

    how do you do that? do you have to use hangul on naver? i like the langcon bus… did I tell you that I work for langcon? they’re my favourite kids!

  2. mwitster says:

    Ya, all the writing is in Korean, although you can just click around and figure it out I think.
    So is Langcon a part of Avalon or something? I was confused about that. Anyways, they have a big school right near my school.

  3. Gail says:

    Hey Michael, I love those photos, complete with labels! It gives us a bit of a feel for Suji…looks pretty populated for just being a suburb of Seoul.

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