One of the world’s largest wooden sailing ships is also the newest. The Swedish ship G√∂theborg is a replica of a ship that sailed the trade routes from Europe to Asia over 250 years ago. A few weeks ago, after sea trials, it set sail from Gothenburg on a two-year voyage that will retrace the route of its predecessor. You can read more about the G√∂theborg here, or visit its website here.
Here is what the planned route looks like:
Now Andreas Petterson has created a script that does something quite clever: It scrapes the ships’s “blogbook” for coordinates on a daily basis, which it then uses to update a network link that contains the exact route of the G√∂theborg so far. Andreas also uses the coordinates to take a daily screenshot of the position as seen in Google Earth, which he then posts online. You can get the link and see the screenshot on this page.