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Thursday, 10th April 2008 by

It’s almost unbelievable (so much so that we missed it by a week), but Google Sightseeing just turned 3 years old! All the way back on the 6th of April 2005 our first post was Disney World, followed closely by the Hollywood Sign. We think our posts have got slightly better since then… but even so, nobody would have thought that three years later we’d still be going strong, least of all us.

Disney World Hollywood Sign

In the past year we’ve successfully added a great new writer Rob Witherow to the team1, launched our iPhone specific site, and we’ve even branched out into multi-lingual Google Sightseeing with Google Sightseeing Français and Google Sightseeing Italiano; written by Julien Gremillot and Alexei Popov respectively.

As always there’s plenty more to come in the next 12 months:- we’re planning to launch even more translations of the site; we’ve got some new features that we’re just putting the finishing touches on at the moment; and of course we’ve got loads of cool new sights to show you once the most recent imagery hits Google Maps (it’s currently Google Earth only, and we like to wait until everyone can see the latest sights right in their browser).

Plus of course there’s about 300 cool things on the never-ending to-do list we’d like to implement – some of which we’ll get round to eventually ;)

Finally, a huge big thank you to every one of you that reads and comments here – it wouldn’t be possible without your continued support, and it’s great to still be here!


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