Stonehenge in High-Res in Google Earth Now

One of the areas not detailed in the update from the 18-April-2006 database update to Google Earth is that Stonehenge and the surrounding area have been updated to a higher-resolution satellite photo. You can now clearly see the stones of Stonehenge. See this placemark for Stonehenge .
[UPDATE 2008: If you turn on the 3D Buildings layer, there is now an excellent 3D rendering of Stonehenge in Google Earth as well.]
Thanks to ‘Cyclonic’ at the Google Earth Community for alerting me to this undocumented update. I will report more analysis of the new data during the day tomorrow.

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. snichols says:

    PLease go to
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  2. DigitalMan says:
  3. Contrary to what’s written above, the Google Earth image for Stonehenge is dated “Aug 14, 2004”, and the resolution is awful.
    Can someone please explain what’s happened to the more recent image?

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