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Site News October 06

Off the Map Ships Early Amazon.com have sneakily begun shipping the US version of our book, Off the Map – The Most Amazing Sights on Earth as Seen by Satellite a week before the official release date of November 1st.…

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Friday, 27th October 2006

Imagery update October 3rd

There’s been an announcement on the Google Earth Forums about another large imagery update for both Google Earth and Google Maps. From the Post: the whole state of Minnesota, South Carolina, North Dakota, Missouri (updated to 2005), Idaho, Maryland, and…

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Tuesday, 3rd October 2006

Is this thing on?

It’s been a rollercoaster week with all the Digg traffic, most of which I knew nothing about as I’ve been on holiday, but Alex has been doing an stellar job keeping the site up as much as possible. Now that…

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Tuesday, 26th September 2006

Digg Update

Hello? Can you hear me? Well, four days later, and I can finally access the site for long enough to write an update post. Since the Major Digging on our Topless Sunbather story, things have been pretty crazy. I posted…

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Sunday, 24th September 2006

Major Digging

Hi! We’re still here but we got seriously digged! Please bear with us and normal service will resume as soon as possible. Update: Looks like the worst of the storm is over now – Digg is pretty big these days…

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Wednesday, 20th September 2006

Imagery Updates Sept 8th 2006

Google Earth Blog and Google Maps Mania are reporting new satellite imagery updates across many US towns available in Google Maps (but, at the moment, not in Google Earth). I won’t bother repeating the lists of what is new, as…

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Friday, 8th September 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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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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