Burj Dubai renamed Burj Khalifa, still the tallest thing on Earth

In September 2008 the still-incomplete Burj Dubai building officially surpassed the height of all other buildings, towers and masts worldwide, making it the tallest man-made structure on the planet. However, it wasn’t until yesterday that the building was officially opened,…

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Tuesday, 5th January 2010

Top Ten Google Sightseeing Posts 2009

Another year is winding up here at Google Sightseeing, so here’s a look back at the most popular posts from 2009. 1. Top 10 Street Views, April 2009 Following an absolutely massive launch of Street View imagery across Europe in…

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Wednesday, 23rd December 2009

Street View Public Vote: UK Results

Over the past few days, Google have added a huge amount of new Street View content, covering many places in Singapore and Canada. Google have also included a whole raft of new imagery captured by the Street View Trike, covering…

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Tuesday, 8th December 2009

Street View for Singapore, and more for Canada!

As yet there hasn’t been an official announcement, but today has nevertheless seen a ton of new Street View imagery released right across the world. The biggest news is that Singapore has received coverage for the first time, becoming the…

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Wednesday, 2nd December 2009

The Nonexistent Town of Argleton

Nestled in the Lancashire countryside, just to the south of Ormskirk, is the small town of Argleton. Or so Google would have us believe. Zooming in closer reveals that Argleton isn’t exactly a bustling metropolis. In fact it looks suspiciously…

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Tuesday, 3rd November 2009

Bunjil, the sky God

It’s been a while since we featured a giant geoglyph, so it was with great pleasure that we learned of Australia’s Bunjil geoglyph at the You Yangs National Park in Victoria. “You Yangs” is a derivation of the Aboriginal words…

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Wednesday, 14th October 2009
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Volcanoes of the Northern Marianas (Volcano Week 7)

The Mariana Islands are part of a great submerged mountain range that extends all the way from Guam north to Japan. While the southern Marianas are known worldwide as tourist destinations, the uninhabited northernmost islands are actually a long string of active volcanoes fed by the subduction of the Pacific Plate into the Mariana Trench, the deepest location on Earth.

Quirky Border Towns of North America

Have you ever walked through the front door of a building in one country and walked out the back door…

Sakura-jima (Volcano Week 7)

Once a volcanic island centered in Japan’s Kagoshima Bay, during an eruption in 1914 the Sakura-jima volcano decided to change…

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