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Google Sightseeing Meets Facebook

Does anybody out there use Facebook? Of course you do, I bet you’re only reading this because there’s nothing new on your wall. Well now all you Facebookers can join the Google Sightseeing Official Facebook thing! It doesn’t achieve much,…

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Friday, 16th November 2007

Site upgrades

We’ve just completed a few under-the-hood upgrades to GSS and everything seems to be back to normal. If you notice any weirdness or broken bits then please get in touch via the contact form. If you’re reading the site via…

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Sunday, 4th November 2007

New Imagery in Google Earth October 07. Again.

In a rather unusual move, Google has just updated their image database for the second time this month! Frank at the Google Earth Blog has the full-rundown, but here’s a short list of some of the places which have seen…

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Tuesday, 23rd October 2007

New Imagery in Google Earth October 07

The Google Latlong Blog has posted an announcement of new and updated 60cm satellite imagery in Google Earth and Google Maps. As with the last update the list of what’s new is formatted as a set of clues which you…

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Wednesday, 3rd October 2007

Second Annual Google Sightseeing Island Week!

Surprisingly on-time, the following week of Google Sightseeing will be dedicated to our Second Annual Island Week. Following on from the success of last year’s Island Week, we’ll be posting sights related to small pieces of land that are surrounded…

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Tuesday, 28th August 2007

New Google Earth 4.2 Beta (with Google Sky!)

I strongly suggest you download the latest beta version of Google Earth which has, amongst other improvements, Google Sky. Head to the View menu and select “Switch to sky” to turn your view upside down and start Sightseeing amongst the…

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Wednesday, 22nd August 2007

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.

Could you be one of our authors? We're looking for more freelance writers - please get in touch for more information.

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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