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New Imagery June 2nd

For all those who are already sick of Street View, Google have added loads of new imagery and terrain to Google Earth. The full list of what’s new is on the community forum and Google Earth Blog is keeping up…

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Saturday, 2nd June 2007

Google Maps Street View

If you haven’t yet heard about the Google Maps street view launched yesterday, then make sure to check it out. Although currently only available in 5 U.S. cities, there’s loads to see on the panorama images and it’s all wrapped…

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Wednesday, 30th May 2007

Site News May 07

Regular visitors to Google Sightseeing may notice that we’ve made a few tweaks to the layout, so you may have to shift-refresh your browser to get the updated styles. We’re planning a few more exciting new features, which will hopefully…

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Tuesday, 8th May 2007

Google Sightseeing is 2 Today

Today, April 6th, is the second anniversary of Google Sightseeing’s launch! We were planning all sorts of celebratory new features, but we’re traditionally late with such things, so you may have to wait a few more days. We are also…

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Friday, 6th April 2007

Live Satellite Images in Google Earth!

Google Sightseeing can exclusively reveal a major new feature in Google Earth – live satellite images! Using the live satellite mode I created a screen capture of cars driving down a road, which you can see in the animated thumbnail…

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Sunday, 1st April 2007

Image Update March ‘07

Yes, another update is upon us!1Only in Earth at the moment (but sure to appear on Maps very soon) Now in both Earth and Maps, Google has unleashed the following coverage for us to explore: ****New high resolution**** Canada: Downtown…

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Thursday, 29th March 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.

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Previously on Google Sightseeing

On this day: The Corinth Canal Opened

On July 25, 1893, the Corinth Canal in Greece opened. Envisioned for millennia, the waterway was cut through rock to…

On this day: The Menin Gate Was Unveiled

On July 24, 1927, the Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing was unveiled in Ypres, Belgium. The Gate commemorates soldiers…

Top Ten World’s Tallest Statues

The roster of the world’s tallest statues is dominated by Buddhist figures, with most of the top ten (actually 11…

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