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New Google Earth 4.3 Released

Yesterday Google released an updated version of Google Earth for PC, Mac or Linux. Google Earth blog has posted a (http://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2008/04/video_demo_of_google_earth_43.html) highlighting some of the new features, which include: Day/Night mode showing the local time sunrise and sunset. Street Views…

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Wednesday, 16th April 2008

The Magic Number

It’s almost unbelievable (so much so that we missed it by a week), but Google Sightseeing just turned 3 years old! All the way back on the 6th of April 2005 our first post was Disney World, followed closely by…

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Thursday, 10th April 2008

New Imagery in Google Earth 1st April ’08

Honest, it’s not a prank! Yesterday Google announced new imagery in Google Earth covering all continents and 86 different countries. Updated: The new imagery is now available in Google maps and the (long) list of what’s new has been posted.…

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Wednesday, 2nd April 2008

New Imagery in Google Earth 19th February ’08

The first imagery update of the New Year is now available in Google Earth. As usual, Google have announced the update with a scavenger hunt while Google Earth Blog, which noticed the update earlier today, has a more complete list…

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Tuesday, 19th February 2008

Google Sightseeing is now optimized for your iPhone and iPod Touch!

If you’re lucky enough to own an iPhone or an iPod Touch then you’ll be delighted to hear that Google Sightseeing is now fully optimized for handheld sightseeing! Just dig out your iPhone on Touch and point Safari to http://googlesightseeing.com/1…

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Tuesday, 29th January 2008

Please welcome our newest writer!

It’s special day here at GSS, as we’re letting one of our most loyal readers join us as a member of the writing team! We’d like you to all welcome Rob Witherow, who we’re sure you’ll already know, as he’s…

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Wednesday, 9th January 2008
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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

On this day: The Vauxhall Bridge Opened

On May 26, 1906, the new Vauxhall Bridge across the Thames in London opened. This was five years later than…

On this day: The Main Branch of the NY Public Library Opened

On May 23, 1911, the imposing Main Branch of the New York Public Library was opened to the public, with…

Undiscovered Hawaii: Lanai, Kahoolawe, and Niihau

Hawaii is one of the world’s great tourist destinations, with millions of people from around the world streaming into the islands each year. While most tourists lounge their time away on the beaches of Maui, Oahu, Molokai, Kauai, and the Big Island of Hawaii, many forget that there are eight major islands in the archipelago. Being Island Week, now is the perfect time to take a look at the other three major islands of the 50th state of the United States.

Recent Comments

  1. Longtime reader: There has not been a new Google Sightseeing post since this one on May 22, 2015. Can we expect more...
  2. criticalmass: Every day I get this as an update – and every day starts with a song… [HER:] They say we’re...
  3. Wayne: I’ve taken one of those half-day tours to Niihau. The helicopter company, owned by the Robinson family,...
  4. Jel: And that’s not to mention the Dutch 11-towns race, when and if it gets cold enough – nigh on 200km....
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