It seems that lately, a lot of people have been using Virtual Earth to do some pretty amazing things. First there was this amazing DeepZoom thing
and just recently, I located the blog
belonging to the folks behind that project. Here, an older entry
shows off a photo mosaic made with VirtualEarth tiles. John O’Brien created this image of the Sydney Opera House from maps.live.com
using a bunch of tiles from the road and aerial views of the Live Maps image using images found in his PC’s cache. Then, using a tool called AndreaMosaic
(it works on 64-bit, too!), he created the mosaic you see at the left of this post. If you want to make your own mosaics, too, there’s a tutorial here
on how to use the AndreaMosaic software.