Google Art Project - Another Video

If you keep up with any other art blogs, or seen the news over the past couple days, I'm sure your aware of the mind-blowing Google Art Project. If you want to read more about it's features, Matthew Innis's blog goes into good detail.

What got me really interested in it was the quality images of the paintings. I wanted to find out about these "Gigapixel" images that they use, and just in general, how they photographed the paintings. Sadly, I can't find much information about the specific equipment and setup, but I did see a couple videos of the Google team setting up and creating the images. I'll keep searching for someone who can answer technical questions, but until then, the below Google earth video from 2009 has some insights.