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Google Maps Update

Just a quick post to say that the best Google Earth update has now reached Google Maps! Get exploring people, fame awaits those who find the best stuff!

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Friday, 22nd December 2006

And the winners are…

Thank you to everyone who entered our Free Book competition which ended last week. We were overwhelmed with almost 1000 unique entries and our glamorous assistant picked the following random five people to receive free signed copies of Not in…

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Tuesday, 19th December 2006

Best Google Earth Image update EVER!

Just after yesterday’s announcement of New Google Earth version 4 betas the team have sneaked out another, as yet unannounced, imagery update. Although it’s not clear where has or hasn’t been updated it is already clear that this is the…

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Sunday, 17th December 2006

Win a free book!

Updated: The competition has now closed! Good luck if you entered, and sorry if you missed it. We’re giving five lucky readers an early Christmas present by giving away five free copies of the new GoogleSightseeing.com book! Signed by the…

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Wednesday, 13th December 2006

Video Review of Our Book!

Frank Taylor of the Google Earth Blog has posted a great video review of the new Google Sightseeing book – Off the Map (or Not In the Guide Book as it’s known in the UK) on YouTube! Aw shucks, we…

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Friday, 1st December 2006

Google Earth Imagery Update Nov 06

There’s been another image update to Google Earth, as announced by PenguinOpus on the Google Earth forums. The updated areas are: 12 high-resolution cities in Germany (Bayreuth, Bochum, Castrop-Rauxel, Fulda, Hof, Mannheim, Marburg, Potsdam, Schweinfurt, Siegen, Unna Froendenberg, Wuerzburg) 6…

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Friday, 24th November 2006

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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Best of Google Sightseeing

Body being dumped into a Dutch canal, caught on Google Maps

We’re not sure what’s going on here, but it sure does look like someone (or perhaps a pair of someones)…

The World’s Largest Blue Holes

The term “blue hole” is given to sinkholes filled with water where the entrance is below the surface; but they…

100th anniversary of the sinking of Titanic

On the 15th April 1912, exactly 100 years ago this weekend, the RMS Titanic sank in the North Atlantic Ocean…

Airship Hangars Around The World

From the late 19th century to the period between the World Wars, hundreds of airship hangars were built in Western…

Hurtigruten (The Express Route)

Here at Google Sightseeing we love a chance to create a post about the scenic wonders of Norway1. Today we…

Floating Bridges

Floating bridges, while often temporary structures used in times of war or disaster, can also be used long-term in locations…

Recent Comments

  1. Bob: There is a Marine Corps air station with two dirigible hangars in Tustin, CA. https://maps.google.com/map...
  2. Ian: Thanks Tammo – I was aware of it but didn’t include it because it’s not visible.
  3. Ian: Excellent, thanks for all the links everyone!
  4. Tammo: Best Streetview of the one in Sicily is probably from across the water: https://www.google.com/maps...
  5. PIETRO CONTEGIACOMO: Sirs, you forget or you have no infomation about the “world largest hangar in reinforced...

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