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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.

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

Hurtigruten (The Express Route)

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

Street View Competitors, Part 1

Google Street View may be ever-expanding in its reach, but it’s still a long way from covering the entire world. There are numerous services that not only offer their own street-level imagery but have beaten Google to the punch in numerous cities around the globe. That got us wondering just what we’re missing from other sites over here at Google Sightseeing, so join us as we take a two-part tour of street-level imagery in places Street View hasn’t reached yet!

Midway Atoll

Known as site of one of the most pivotal naval battles in history, today Midway Atoll strikes an odd balance between its military past and its tropical paradise locale. It’s also one of the most remote places ever visited by Google Street View.

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