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Downtime

Apologies for the downtime today, we’ve been experiencing some er… difficulties with the server. We’re back now, but not quite up to speed, so you may find some issues with comments pages (amongst other things). We’ll let you know when…

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Monday, 6th June 2005

FAQ Update

Just a quick heads-up to let anyone interested know that we’ve updated the FAQ page with a bit more information about how the zoom level works on Google Maps. Many thanks to Ryan Jonasson and gIMpSTa for the information. There’s…

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Monday, 6th June 2005

Frequently Asked Questions

Here at Google Sightseeing we get a lot of people asking us stuff, so we’ve finally put together a Frequently Asked Questions page. There you can learn how to send us maps, visit a specific latitude and longitude, and even…

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Tuesday, 31st May 2005

Updates

You might have noticed that we’ve made a few changes around the site. The main one is the introduction of the ‘Map’ tab above. This gives you a mini google maps interface with all of our ‘sights’ plotted on it.…

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Tuesday, 24th May 2005

Googlesightseeing.com

Just in case you hadn’t noticed yet, we’ve finally made the move to a permanent domain. Welcome to googlesightseeing.com! RSS feed has also been updated (googlesightseeing.com/feed/), as has the comments RSS feed (googlesightseeing.com/comments/feed/). We’ve also been getting more press coverage.…

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Saturday, 30th April 2005

Links Baby!

Wow, what a launch we’ve had! Thanks to everyone who has submitted locations for us to check out. We’ve been overwhelmed by the response! If you’ve submitted somewhere and we haven’t posted it please be patient as there are over…

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Thursday, 21st April 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

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…

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