If you haven’t done so recently, take another look at the KMZ file of the current Israel-Lebanon war (originally posted on here). It’s kept up with events on both sides of the border, and now comes with folders for individual days. There are also very recent overlays of Getty Images showing Beirut airport and Jiyeh after the air attacks.
If you’re a regular Google Earth user and will be in the Bay Area (California) between 1-8 August, take part in a usability study and you’ll be $100 richer for your troubles. Apply here. (I’ll be doing mine in Paris this Friday. Should be fun:-)
Notes on the political, social and scientific impact of networked digital maps and geospatial imagery, with a special focus on Google Earth.