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Live Local Update

As reported by both the Google Earth Blog and Ogle Earth, Microsoft has provided an awesome update to the UK satellite imagery on their Live Local service. (I still can’t work the zoom tool unfortunately, has anyone else noticed that…

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Wednesday, 24th May 2006

Google Subscribed Links

Google’s “Subscribed Links” is a cool new feature for Google Search which, when you’re logged into your Google account, allows you to subscribe to dynamic search results from your favorite websites. We’re created a Subscribed Links feed for Google Sightseeing,…

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Wednesday, 17th May 2006

Image updates

The recently announced Google Maps imagery updates are now online! These new images once again bring Google Maps up to date with the images available in Google Earth, where the new imagery was added a couple of weeks ago. The…

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Sunday, 23rd April 2006

Birthday Presents!

Like lots of things bought on the internet, our birthday present was a little late in arriving… however, 2 weeks after our first anniversary, we are proud to unveil the brand new Google Sightseeing design! So if you’re reading this…

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Thursday, 20th April 2006

Site News April ’06

There’s changes afoot as the staff at GgSs celebrate our first anniversary next week! We’ve got loads planned but they’ll have to wait a little while more as Alex is still awaiting a decent internet connection in his new flat…

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Saturday, 1st April 2006

Google Mars

Google have quietly launched Google Mars, a Google Maps-like tool to view Elevation, Visible and Infrared images of the Red Planet. There’s an FAQ explaining the different image modes and Google are apparently working on getting the Mars images into…

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Monday, 13th March 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

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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