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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

Volcanoes of the Northern Marianas (Volcano Week 7)

The Mariana Islands are part of a great submerged mountain range that extends all the way from Guam north to Japan. While the southern Marianas are known worldwide as tourist destinations, the uninhabited northernmost islands are actually a long string of active volcanoes fed by the subduction of the Pacific Plate into the Mariana Trench, the deepest location on Earth.

Quirky Border Towns of North America

Have you ever walked through the front door of a building in one country and walked out the back door…

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…

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