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Google Sightseeing Widget

This came as a complete surprise to us, but apparently some widget-developers called Colorworks have built Google Sightseeing its very own widget! If you’re running Tiger on your Mac then give it a whirl – it can display either the…

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Thursday, 16th February 2006

Updated imagery and more zoom levels!

Over at the official Google blog is the announcement of Google Local now using the same image database as Google Earth, as well as gaining two extra zoom levels! Of course that means there’s even more cool places which we…

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Tuesday, 24th January 2006

Mac Google Earth Released!

Well I really should know better. The moment I mention the fact that Google Earth hasn’t yet been released for the Mac… I discover that Google Earth has just been released for the Mac. For all of you who, like…

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Friday, 13th January 2006

Hogmanay 2006

The staff of GGSS would like to wish a very happy Hogmanay (or New Year as everyone else calls it) to all our readers! Since starting our sightseeing adventures in April of this year we’ve had almost two million unique…

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Saturday, 31st December 2005

BBC News 24 / PC Magazine

Hello to all our new readers who saw Google Sightseeing mentioned on BBC News 24 or a recent PC Magazine article. We’re glad you’ve stopped by and suggest signing up for our RSS Feed to stay updated with new sights…

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Sunday, 13th November 2005

Map Updates

Fans of GGSS Integrated maps will be pleased to know they now work much better. The betterness includes… Automatic zooming to the bounds of a post’s or category’s map points. Default satellite mode. Logical category ordering in the selection drop…

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Friday, 4th November 2005
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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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Previously on Google Sightseeing

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…

Google Sightseeing writer set to climb Africa’s tallest volcano

Two years ago our very own Noel Ballantyne wrote an article for Volcano Week 5 about Mount Kilimanjaro, a dormant…

On this day: Mount Washington Cog Railway Opened

All Aboard! On this day 145 years ago, the cog railway opened on Mount Washington, allowing an easy route for…

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