Monday, August 03, 2009

Tracking Ed Wardle on Google Maps

Alone in the Wild

Ed Wardle is spending three months living alone in the wilds of the Yukon. You can follow Ed's progress via Twitter and on Google Maps.

The map shows Ed's location and keeps you up-to date-with his Twitter messages. Ed is carrying a locating device called SPOT, which transmits his GPS position every ten minutes, although I don't think the map is being updated that often.

Just in case you are wondering how Ed can claim to be truly alone whilst using Twitter, the messages are being sent from a locked satellite phone that won't allow outgoing calls or receive incoming calls and sms messages. Only outgoing sms messages can be sent.

Viewers in the UK will be able to watch how Ed gets on when Channel 4 starts broadcasting the series 'Alone in the Wild' in September. Until then you can watch the rushes on the Channel 4 website.

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