Much as I wish I could spend the next 12 days documenting all the creative ways that Google Earth 5 will be put to use by developers and innovative users, I’ll be on the Yemeni island of Socotra instead. It’s a last-minute thing — when I checked on Monday there was still a spot left on the weekly plane ride there from Sana’a, so I grabbed it. I’ve been staring at it far too long on Google Earth — it’s time to go take a closer look while I’m still in the region.
Mobile phones don’t work on Socotra, and there is a telephone landline from Yemen that doubles as an internet connection, so don’t expect anything to show up here until February 16. And certainly no Google Latitude updates:-)
In the meantime, the sites that are most often first with the kind of news you might find on Ogle Earth are:
I’ll be back soon, with lots of georeferenced stuff to share…