Maldives Island Group in High Res

Part of the new Google Earth data update made last night, are a few excellent high resolution satellite photos of the islands around the Maldives. The Maldives are located southwest of India and look like a great vacation location. Three planes in flight have already been discovered in the area, and a nice “little” sailboat next to a real island paradise (as seen in the screenshot) . There are many high res islands to look at, and you can see many other sailboats enjoying the area. Check out the islands and see the placemarks for the planes and sailboat for yourself.

About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was first released. He has worked with 3D computer graphics and VR for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank completed a 5.5 year circumnavigation of the earth by sailboat in June 2015 which you can read about at Tahina Expedition, and is a licensed pilot, backpacker, diver, and photographer.


  1. Thanks for the info on the Maldives! I don’t think I would have noticed the update…I’ve been wanting to visit the maldives for a while…

  2. wow
    it looks real real great beautyfull

  3. Bill Hodgson says:

    The island shown is Bandos, I stayed there once, it was lovely.

  4. JiggaDigga says:

    Great reading, keep up the great posts.
    Peace, JiggaDigga

  5. I am The Online Holidays Personal Travel ConsultantMaldives is the best diving and white sandy beach destination…none of my Clients who visited Maldives have had any complain plus most of the clients are repeaters..
    Enjoy Maldives…

  6. Thank you Bill I was wondering which island that was, I didn’t recognise it. Not surprising really, there is over 1000 of them!

  7. That is an amazing shot! I would love to visit.

  8. Wow, this is what I call ‘awesome’. Well done!

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