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Volcano Week 5

First launched in 1905 (give or take a hundred years)1, Google Sightseeing’s well established annual Volcano Week returns again for 2010, with a whole week of posts dedicated to the explosive ruptures in the surface of our planet. In past…

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Monday, 2nd August 2010

New GSS design launched!

After what feels like months of work1, we’ve finally launched our brand new design for Google Sightseeing (14 weeks after we originally planned to launch it, on our 5th birthday). Today we’re very proud to bring the new design to…

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Friday, 23rd July 2010

45° Imagery Launched On Google Maps

Today Google have released a new kind of aerial imagery in Google Maps, which features images using a 45° angle; similar to Microsoft’s Bird’s Eye imagery. Previously available in select US locations to users of Google Maps Labs, the angle…

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Friday, 9th July 2010

Desert Week 2010

Only one week late, today marks the return of the much-more-interesting-than-it-sounds desert week! If you’re unfamiliar with the concept, then prepare yourself for a week of posts based in areas that, er… receive extremely low amounts of precipitation. We previously…

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Monday, 21st June 2010

Google Sightseeing v3 (beta)

Do not adjust your internet devices – you may (or may not) be seeing our brand new design for 2010! We’re doing some testing of the new design before a full launch, so if you are seeing our new design…

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Tuesday, 8th June 2010

Site News: Brief Spanish Lesson

Apologies to anyone who tried to view Google Sightseeing today and was inadvertently redirected to our excellent Spanish site. Everything is now back to normal, but some RSS readers may still be showing cached Spanish content for a few more…

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Saturday, 15th May 2010
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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…

Piton de la Fournaise (Volcano Week 7)

On the island of Réunion in the Indian Ocean, there are two volcanoes: Piton des Neiges has been inactive for…

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