I just now revisited the Gombe Chimpanzee Blog, which posts its content exclusively to Google Earth, only to find that all of Gombe National Park on the shore of Lake Tanganyika in western Tanzania is now in glorious high resolution. This must have happened in the data update from a month ago. It makes visiting this blog all the more worthwile.
But the enhanced resolution also drives home that Gombe Chimpanzee Blog could really use a makeover. It already has the content, which is the hardest part. Why not deliver the posts via a network link, so that we can subscribe? And why not add to this network link some static overlays that identify the main villages and most frequented spaces, so that mentions of them in a post aren’t as cryptic? With the improved resolution, all this now really matters. With a few hours of invested time, this blog could really become the alpha male of georeferenced blogging.