Found an awesome blog posting by Google on how Google Earth Came to be and how they process the images of our little blue planet.
It is a really fascinating
"Most people are surprised to learn that we have more than one source
for our imagery. We collect it via airplane and satellite, but also just about
any way you can imagine getting a camera above the Earth's surface: hot air
balloons, model airplanes - even kites."
Google Earth - How it's madeTuesday, 01 May 2007
David Johnston has been introducing people to the sport of sea kayaking for the past 15 years. He is a senior instructor trainer with Paddle Canada and teaches for several paddling schools in Ontario, Canada. Full Bio.