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Welcome to the brand new Ordnance Survey Sightseeing site!

Today we’re embarking on a brand new journey. After long negotiations with Britain’s national mapping agency, we’re extremely pleased to announce that from today the website previously known as Google Sightseeing is to become ORDNANCE SURVEY SIGHTSEEING. Ordnance Survey is…

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Wednesday, 1st April 2009

News on the Google Street View UK Launch

Since the discovery last night that Street View had been launched in the UK, things have been developing at tremendous speed! The entire web seems to be talking about Street View, and Twitter mentions are happening so fast that we…

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Thursday, 19th March 2009

UK Street View Has Arrived

Yes people, it’s finally here. UK Street View has arrived. We will update this post as news develops! UK news agencies looking for comment can get in touch via our contact form Street View has arrived here in the UK…

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Wednesday, 18th March 2009

Amazing Mazes Megapost

It’s been a little while since we looked at mazes here on Google Sightseeing, so here’s a collection of some of the latest finds. While there are several claims to be the world’s largest maze, the most legitimate seems to…

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Friday, 16th January 2009

UK Devolution

Not to get too political for a website dedicated to things from above, but today I’d like to look into the United Kingdom’s devolved assemblies, if you’ll join me… Back in 1999, after a couple of referendums, the UK government…

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Wednesday, 17th January 2007

Belfast Docklands

In our never-ending quest to catalogue everything that stakes its claim to being the “world’s largest something” I present to you the world’s largest dry dock. Located in Belfast’s Docklands (where the ill-fated RMS Titanic was built) the dry dock…

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Thursday, 23rd February 2006
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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

Lesotho: Kingdom in the Sky

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.

On this day: Mary Queen of Scots escaped Loch Leven castle

On May 2, 1568, Mary Queen of Scots escaped from Loch Leven Castle. After having been imprisoned on this isolated…

On this day: The Empire State Building was dedicated

On May 1, 1931, the Empire State Building was dedicated. The 103-storey skyscraper was the tallest building in the world…

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