What software did I use, or what procedure?
Just Gimp with the standard filters.
I drew a map, used the jigsaw filter to make it like a puzzle. Cut a couple pieces out and set aside. Used the map object filter to make it a sphere. Used motion blur for the flying puzzle pieces. The golden "V" is the same V from the "vl_shine_essentials" download. I just desaturated, inverted the colors, ran the stretch contrast. Then did a gradient map with gold.
Of course lot's of trial and error was in the mix as well.