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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

High Line Park, New York

Recently opened in New York, the High Line is a unique new public park as it isn’t at ground level,…

Standing But Not Operating: Abandoned Theme Parks

‘Standing but not operating’ (SBNO) is the term applied to amusement parks and amusement rides that have been abandoned by their owners but remain structurally intact. Not only are abandoned amusements favourites among urban the urban exploration crowd, SBNOs also make for great Google Sightseeing!

The War of 1812 – Canada

This summer, communities around North America are marking the two-hundredth anniversary of the start of the War of 18121. Perceptions…

Recent Comments

  1. Alex Turnbull: Hi Jeffery! That’s Awaji Kannon, a statue of Guanyin which, as you suspected, is 100m only when...
  2. Jeffrey Friedl: If one believes Wikipedia, this guy in Japan is 100m tall. http://goo.gl/maps/Ah472...
  3. Chuck Sears: Hitchcock Naval Air Station was a blimp base. It was decommissioned after WW2 and pretty much destroyed...
  4. Errol: If the USA did go to the moon why have they never been back and why has no one else ever been there this is...
  5. Sarah Wilson: Just wanted to say that I have driven on the road parallel to the hanger on Lakehurst. We stayed in the...

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