If you’re like me and you love zipping around the globe with GoogleEarth, here’s an interesting article about the origins of the program. There’s one especially interesting bit about where their information comes from:
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.
Read the complete article here: Google Earth: From Space to Your Face…and Beyond