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Two New GSS Authors!

We’re delighted to announce that the Google Sightseeing team now has two new writers! Ian Brown manages a fair trade retail store in Ottawa, Canada, and says he spends his spare time perusing maps to find new routes to ride…

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Tuesday, 30th September 2008

Win a copy of the Google Sightseeing book!

Our friends over at Virtual Globetrotting are currently running a Street View scavenger hunt to find interesting words in the imagery. Prizes for the top 5 competitors in the scavenger hunt is a copy of the 5 star rated classic…

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Thursday, 18th September 2008

Island Week Image Update

Last week was our our third annual Island Week, and we had another fascinating week! This year even more of you than ever sent in brilliant islands for us, most of which we simply didn’t have time to post.1 Here’s…

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Monday, 8th September 2008

PC World: 10 Amazing Google Earth Add-Ons

Last week, when we failed to post a new entry one day, we weren’t just sitting around barbecuing you know! No, in fact we were writing an article for PC World, the world’s largest monthly computer publication! The article went…

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Tuesday, 2nd September 2008

Third Annual Google Sightseeing Island Week

Well, it’s not exactly the same week as it has been in previous years (in fact this year it’s not even during the same month), but nevertheless, the official Third Annual Google Sightseeing Island Week is upon us! In a…

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Monday, 1st September 2008

Image Update July 08

Another month, another image update! Frank at gearthblog.com seems to have been first to spot that there’s new imagery in Google Earth, which has now been confirmed on the Latlong Blog. Currently unavailable in Google Maps1, the new imagery includes:…

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Saturday, 12th July 2008
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Welcome to Google Sightseeing

Google Sightseeing takes you on a tour of the world as seen from satellite, using the free Google Earth program, or Google Maps in your web browser. Our team of authors present weird and wonderful sights as suggested by readers.

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Previously on Google Sightseeing

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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