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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.

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Le Circuit de Reims-Gueux

First used in 1926, le Circuit de Reims-Gueux was a French Formula One and sports car racing circuit built on the public roads between the villages of Gueux and Thillois. The circuit hosted its first French Grand Prix in 1932 and continued to hold the event until 1966. The track closed for good in 1972, but the roads are still in place, and many traces of the old circuit can still be found, including the pit stalls, paddock, and spectator bleachers.

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…

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. D. King: Apparently I was close, but still a bit off the mark. There IS a base on Lake Constance (Bodensee), but it...
  2. Bob: There is a Marine Corps air station with two dirigible hangars in Tustin, CA. https://maps.google.com/map...
  3. Ian: Thanks Tammo – I was aware of it but didn’t include it because it’s not visible.
  4. Ian: Excellent, thanks for all the links everyone!
  5. Tammo: Best Streetview of the one in Sicily is probably from across the water: https://www.google.com/maps...

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