Winter time in the northern hemisphere is almost over. That means its time for the dog-sled racing competitions! This year we have the two biggest races covered in Google Earth.
- Iditarod 2007 – Matt Nolan has again contacted me to let me know about this year’s 1100 mile Iditarod dog race in Alaska. Visit the official site for details. Matt has a web page dedicated to his virtual globe content for the race including a Google Earth file which shows the race track and checkpoints, weather, and live tracking of the racers. The race has already started, so check it out now.
- Finnmarksløpet – This is Europe’s longest sled-dog race and has been held since 1981. The staff has, along with the NRK – Norwegian National TV, traced the route and added photos and information about each checkpoint. The 1000 km race starts this Saturday (March 10th) at 1145 local time. Here is the main web site. Here is the race course and checkpoints in Google Earth. They say there will be live coverage at the NRK site, it’s not clear to me whether you will be able to follow racer positions with Google Earth.