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1st Annual Island Week!

After the roaring success of Annual Volcano Day a while back we’re adding a new event to the GGSS calendar – Island Week! For the rest of the week (or until we get bored) we’ll be posting sights related to…

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Monday, 28th August 2006

Off the Map & Not in the Guide Book

Get out your diaries and keep November 9th free as that’s the day you’ll be able to buy Google Sightseeing – the book! We’ve got almost 100 of our favourite sights from the last year, licensed high-quality satellite photographs and…

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Monday, 21st August 2006

Volcano Updates

Well that’s all the volcanoes I’m posting today, but if any of this has sparked an interest in things of a geological nature, then despair not. Over at Google Earth Blog you can find out how to pinpoint virtually every…

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Tuesday, 20th June 2006

Google Maps Imagery Update

Are you trying to request clearer or more recent images on Google Earth?You should read this FAQ instead.This website is not affiliated with Google and can not help you get better images for your city. The huge image update that…

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Tuesday, 20th June 2006

More Google Earth Updates

Yesterday, at their Geo Developer Day, Google released Google Earth 4.0 (Beta) – a major update to the mapping application which features 3D textured models and a new interface, as well as Linux support and a universal mac binary! To…

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Tuesday, 13th June 2006

Moving Hosts

We’re currently in the process of moving Google Sightseeing to dedicated hosting. And, if you’re reading this, it’s worked! Google Sightseeing now has its own dedicated server from EV1 Servers, so everything round here should be pretty speedy. The setup…

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Thursday, 25th May 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

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…

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…

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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