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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

Lesotho: Kingdom in the Sky

Lesotho is one of the most unique countries on the planet. It’s the southernmost landlocked country, the largest country that’s entirely surrounded by another country, and the highest country on Earth. Yet, it doesn’t really show up on too many people’s radar. With the arrival of Google Street View imagery this month to Lesotho, it’s time to shed some light on the world’s largest enclave.

On this day: Mary Queen of Scots escaped Loch Leven castle

On May 2, 1568, Mary Queen of Scots escaped from Loch Leven Castle. After having been imprisoned on this isolated…

On this day: The Empire State Building was dedicated

On May 1, 1931, the Empire State Building was dedicated. The 103-storey skyscraper was the tallest building in the world…

Recent Comments

  1. Longtime reader: There has not been a new Google Sightseeing post since this one on May 22, 2015. Can we expect more...
  2. criticalmass: Every day I get this as an update – and every day starts with a song… [HER:] They say we’re...
  3. Wayne: I’ve taken one of those half-day tours to Niihau. The helicopter company, owned by the Robinson family,...
  4. Jel: And that’s not to mention the Dutch 11-towns race, when and if it gets cold enough – nigh on 200km....
  5. Andrew Thielmann: Not longest skating anymore: the skating trail on the lake in Invermere (lat/lng:50.493583,...

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