My new camera, a Canon PowerShot A520 has a setting for panorama pictures. It help you tile a set of 640x480 pics and provides some software to warp the images and create a single picture.
Now an image that is 2430x400 pixels doesn't display well on a screen, so I did a little googling for panoramic image viewers and found a nice free package by a company called ImmerVision that simplifies creating a Java based panorama.
Here is it - the Bow River in Alberta, photographed from a rest stop on the side of the Trans-Canada Highway (#1). It may take a while for the image to load.
Move : - left mouse button drag - arrow keys
Zoom in : - right mouse button drag up - ctrl or shift key with mouse drag up - Mouse wheel up
Zoom out : - right mouse button down up - ctrl or shift key with mouse drag down - Mouse wheel down