Okay, we haven't completely vanished. The three of us graduate students have been busy studying, reading, and writing. Karl is writing a manifesto on Digital Earth; Josh has been working on a paper related to infrastructure for virtual globes spatial analysis; and, I've been reading about mirror worlds, pondering nested coordinate systems, and making pushpins drive the streets of Santa Barbara within Google Earth. Anyway, the research group will be meeting Thursday to discuss the latest developments in Digital Earth (with Mike Goodchild and a visiting scholar). On Friday, I'm giving a talk to the CSISS SPACE Workshop on neogeography. After that, it's off to the ESRI User Conference for a day or two. I'll then be spending a few days with Ogle Earth
's Stefan Geens and Nature's Declan Butler
in Mountain View.