tracking search committee deliberations
For those in the academic job search, there is a wiki you can peruse (and contribute to) that tracks search committee deliberations - first cut, interviews scheduled, interviewing, offers, acceptances, etc. It covers lots of fields. There's a category for geography - but also check urban studies if your position is urban geography-oriented.
Here's the wiki: http://wikihost.org/wikis/academe/wiki/start.
It's a lot less intrusive than calling or emailing search committee chairs - although that has its place as well, especially if you are a finalist in more than one location, and want to make the most-informed decision.