Wednesday, 26th February 2014 by Alex Turnbull
A few years ago it was a common joke to suggest that Google would follow the success of Street View by attaching cameras to boats to capture imagery of rivers, canals and oceans. Well, of course that is now a reality so we will take a brief look at a number of watery locations around the world, including the most famous of all – Venice.
Thursday, 30th August 2012 by Alex Turnbull
Two years ago our very own Noel Ballantyne wrote an article for Volcano Week 5 about Mount Kilimanjaro, a dormant stratovolcano in Tanzania that at 5,893 metres is the highest mountain in Africa. At the time,…
Wednesday, 5th February 2014 by Alex Turnbull
A year ago we previewed the venues which were under construction for the upcoming Winter Olympics and Paralympics in Sochi, Russia. With the Opening Ceremony taking place on February 7th – to be followed by the Paralympics Opening Ceremony on March 8th – we can look at the now-completed venues on Google’s updated satellite imagery of the coastal and mountain venues.
Sunday, 2nd February 2014 by Alex Turnbull
Today is Groundhog Day, a North American festival which reckons that “if a groundhog emerges from its burrow on this day and fails to see its shadow because the weather is cloudy, winter will soon end. If the groundhog sees its shadow because the weather is bright and clear, it will be frightened and run back into its hole, and the winter will continue for six more weeks.”
Thursday, 30th January 2014 by Alex Turnbull
Daniel Libeskind is an American architect known for his bold and unconventional designs for buildings which often significantly (and controversially) transform the locations where they are constructed. His striking creations often feature extreme geometry and complex gravity-defying shapes, with external coverings of glass or technologically advanced materials. A prime example of this is the 2006 addition to the Denver Art Museum.
Wednesday, 22nd January 2014 by Alex Turnbull
Over the past few years Google has captured imagery of ski resorts and other snowy locations using Street View snowmobiles in a number of countries. With the northern hemisphere in the midst of winter, it’s a good time to take a look at a few of these, beginning with this spectacular view from Sölden in Austria.
Tuesday, 7th January 2014 by Kyle Kusch
It’s January, and a lot of people are feeling pretty sad now that their favourite holidays are over. With all of the festive cheer, presents, good times with family and friends, presents, songs and carols, presents, parties, and presents to be had every holiday season, some folks wish it could be Christmas or New Year’s Day all year ’round. Well, if you live in certain parts of the world, it is!
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The toilet – home to some of humankind’s most intimate moments, and probably one of the last things you’d think you’d find on Google Maps (or think to look for, for that matter). One might be surprised, however, at just how many random toilets and toilet-related items are lying around on Google Maps. As part of our effort to maintain our highbrow credibility, we’ve collected a few for you here; it’s a dirty job but someone has to do it.
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