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Tuesday, June 28, 2005

World Heritage Sites

Talking of World Heritage sites, I was reading through the list to check how many of these I had covered. We love travelling and it would be cool to visit all of them! :)

"788 properties are now inscribed on the World Heritage List with 611 cultural, 154 natural and 23 mixed properties in 134 States Parties.

The list will be updated on July 2005, so lets wait and see if any more sites will be added.

I've visited 14 of these sites - so 774 more to go!


United States of America

Though I travelled to Québec, I didn't visit the Historic District of Québec.

According to my count of the links in the site - there are 803 sites!

The following were the countries with the most number of sites -

Italy - 39
Spain - 38
China - 30
Germany - 30
France - 29
India - 26
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - 26
Mexico - 24
Russian Federation - 21
United States of America - 20
Brazil - 17
Australia - 16
Greece - 16
Canada - 13
Portugal - 13
Sweden - 13
Czech Republic - 12
Japan - 12
Poland - 12

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Sunday, June 26, 2005

Google Maps - Global

Google Maps Satellite Imagery has gone global - though they still don't have detailed images for all locations, and don't have the maps for locations other than US and UK.

Today, probably a fortnight after I checked out China & India on Google maps, it was reported on Slashdot. People shared some intersting links -

St. Peter in Rome
Buckingham Palace
Arc de Triomphe
Water reservoirs in Sahara
Giza Pyramids
Baghdad Parade Grounds
Crater of Vesuvius
Mt. St. Helens
Maree Man

The Google Maps for World Heritage Sites lists out all 788 of the UNESCO World Heritage sites.

The Google Sightseeing/ site seems to be still active.

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Saturday, June 18, 2005

Gmail Invites

If you want a gmail email account - let me know. I'll send you an invite.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Who will Google buy next?

Article with good information on the comapnies that Google has bought so far ... and speculation on what they could be buying next.

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