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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

Le Circuit de Reims-Gueux

First used in 1926, le Circuit de Reims-Gueux was a French Formula One and sports car racing circuit built on the public roads between the villages of Gueux and Thillois. The circuit hosted its first French Grand Prix in 1932 and continued to hold the event until 1966. The track closed for good in 1972, but the roads are still in place, and many traces of the old circuit can still be found, including the pit stalls, paddock, and spectator bleachers.

Lærdalstunnelen, The World’s Longest Road Tunnel

Faced with the challenge of building a year-round road to connect Norway’s two largest cities (Bergen and Oslo), through a…

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. D. King: Apparently I was close, but still a bit off the mark. There IS a base on Lake Constance (Bodensee), but it...
  2. Bob: There is a Marine Corps air station with two dirigible hangars in Tustin, CA. https://maps.google.com/map...
  3. Ian: Thanks Tammo – I was aware of it but didn’t include it because it’s not visible.
  4. Ian: Excellent, thanks for all the links everyone!
  5. Tammo: Best Streetview of the one in Sicily is probably from across the water: https://www.google.com/maps...

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