South Korea to construct Open Source National Digital Map DB

South Korean government made worldwide commotion when they brought in world's largest scale Linux servers to construct its National Education Information System (NEIS) previously; now, it is making another headliner with another open source based system project.

In recent, Korean administration began overhauling its national mapping system. Its largest scale open source mapping system project GIS (Geographic Information System), will meet international standard that uses digital street map and address.

The Korean address system uses land based numbering system. In other words, it combines land lot number with one's address. Because of its inferior and outdated system, it is creating traffic congestions and adding extra expenses.,39036961,39150803,00.htm