The Tahina Expedition
Frank Taylor, of the Google Earth Blog, is currently sailing around the world on his boat Tahina. His website The Tahina Expedition, as you might expect from a renowned geo-blogger, features a great Google Map of his journey.
The Tahina map shows Frank's planned route, his current position, his Tweeted positions, geo-tagged blog posts and trip logs. The map also includes the option to view the route via the Google Earth browser plug-in.
Frank's blog also includes some great photographs and videos of his journey, 360 degree panoramas and underwater videos taken with a VideoRay ROV (Remote operated vehicle). Whilst on his journey Frank is also taking pictures using a kite aerial photography rig. Some of this imagery has already found its way onto Google Earth and Google Maps.
If you want to take a look at these amazing close-ups on Google Maps then click here.