Short news (abbreviated edition)

I’m in Switzerland for a week on vacation, so posting will be sporadic, depending on how close the cybercaf├ęs are to the ski slopes. And how the global warming is progressing. Meanwhile,

  • View the Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race live in Google Earth, using the same technology as the Sydney Hobart race from a couple of months ago. The race starts on April 1. (Press release.)
  • Geoff Zeiss provides further coverage of Map Middle East 2006 in Dubai, including on Google Earth CTO Michael Jones’s speech.