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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.

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

London 2012 Summer Olympics and Paralympics (Part 1)

It may have escaped your attention, given the lack of publicity, but there is a large sporting event about to…

World’s Largest Graffiti? Not even close.

Doing the rounds on the mainstream sites this week has been the story of Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Hamad bin Hamdan…

The Street Art of Newtown, Sydney

Newtown is an inner suburb of Sydney, New South Wales and is one of that city’s major cultural and artistic centres. The suburb is renowned for its graffiti and street art, and since the 1980s all sorts of murals, drawings and paintings, both legal and illegal, have been popping up all over the neighbourhood.

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