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Street View Italia!

Hot on the heels of Street View in Spain earlier this week comes Street View in Italy1, covering Milan, Florence, Rome and Lake Como. This is a copy of Michelangelo’s David standing at his original location in front of the…

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Thursday, 30th October 2008

Street View Español!

As predicted, Spanish Street View Images have just launched across the major Spanish cities of Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, and Valencia! The images seem to be generally excellent quality, affording us some spectacular view’s of architect Antoni Gaudí’s perpetually-unfinished masterpiece in…

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Tuesday, 28th October 2008

Google Earth for iPhone

Despite having their own mobile phone platform to develop for, Google have somehow managed to find time to write one of the most important mobile applications yet released – yes you guessed it, Google Earth has been launched for the…

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Monday, 27th October 2008

Volcano Week 3 Volcano Day

All of a sudden we seem to have reached the end of our third annual Volcano Week, and we’ve posted some fascinating locations so far – however so many of you have sent us excellent suggestions that we now have…

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Friday, 17th October 2008

Site News: New Imagery and French Street Views

Rudely interrupting our very important Volcano Week 3, Google have chosen this week to make two significant imagery updates. Firstly, a ton of new satellite and aerial imagery is currently available worldwide in Google Earth. A scavenger hunt for the…

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Wednesday, 15th October 2008

Site News: James May’s Big Ideas

Regular readers of Google Sightseeing, and especially those who own the book, would probably enjoy last week’s James May’s Big Ideas. The program opened with May visiting Russia to see miniature Ekranoplans, a popular sight from the book, and also…

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Sunday, 5th October 2008

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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