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Friday, 22nd February 2008 by

To celebrate International Mother Language Day1 Google Sightseeing has some really big news - today, for the first time we're launching Google Sightseeing in a foreign language! Not only that but we're launching two at the same time - French and Italian!

Google Sightseeing Français will be translated by Julien Gremillot, a 30 year old software engineer originally from Paris, who now lives near Nantes, and who has had a passion for satellite sightseeing ever since Google Maps introduced satellite imagery nearly 3 years ago.

Google Sightseeing Italiano will be translated by Alexei Popov who lives and works in Rome. Although Alexei is originally from St. Petersburg, he has made Italy his permanent home after falling in love with it on his first visit. He loves to travel and says his horizons have expanded incredibly since discovering GSS.

Julien and Alexei will be translating all the best posts from the English language GSS for their own languages, as well as posting some of their own language specific stuff as well!

We've still got a bit of tweaking to do, so if you find a problem with functionality or appearance leave a comment here (in English please) and we'll try and fix it.

If you have a comment about the French or Italian posts then feel free to comment in those languages and our translators will handle your queries.

Of course, we want Google Sightseeing to be available to all, so we aim to expand with more languages in the future. If you are fluent in another language and would like to have your own Google Sightseeing blog then please get in touch.

  1. Which was actually yesterday, but nevermind... ↩︎