Lesotho is one of the most unique countries on the planet. It’s the southernmost landlocked country, the largest country that’s entirely surrounded by another country, and the highest country on Earth. Yet, it doesn’t really show up on too many people’s radar. With the arrival of Google Street View imagery this month to Lesotho, it’s time to shed some light on the world’s largest enclave.
North Korea Uncovered was a massive collaborative effort between 2007 and 2009 to map out the reclusive country using Google Earth imagery. The project reveals thousands of landmarks across North Korea – everything from military bases to amusement parks, restaurants to statues, agriculture to gulags. It’s impossible to cover everything in this post, but here’s just a sliver of what the project revealed.
Monday, 11th April 2011
More than three years in, the folks at Google have amassed a healthy roster of countries covered by Street View. Alas, there are still those places where the Street View cars must turn around at the border. Luckily, they often get close enough to at least give us a glimpse at what lies on the other side.
Tuesday, 15th March 2011
With springtime just around the corner (in the Northern hemisphere at least), some readers may be thinking about booking a holiday. You might expect that spending more money on your hotel would guarantee the best stay, but is this true…
Tuesday, 8th March 2011
Street view cars have had to travel untold numbers of uneventful urban highways and side streets, but sometimes the drivers get lucky. These select few get the chance to drive along roads that most of us will only ever dream…
Tuesday, 1st February 2011
Perhaps proving that money can’t buy taste, an Indian billionaire will soon occupy what is being described as the world’s most expensive house. Antilia1 is estimated to have cost up to $70million (US) to construct2 and manages to squeeze 27…
Monday, 10th January 2011
As we wave farewell to another successful year of Google Sightseeing, let us cast our minds back to some of the best posts of 2010, all summarised neatly into some arbitrary made-up categories! Most comprehensive sightseeing tour We like…
Wednesday, 5th January 2011
Previously on Google Sightseeing