3. Creating Seeing Beneath Stonehenge

Seeing Beneath Stonehenge contains a range of datasets including: geo-located trench outlines and excavation plans; descriptive text and images that explain what was discovered during the excavations; spatially accurate geophysical survey plots; and geo-located 360 degree panoramic photographs of the archaeological sites and excavations. A number of 3D reconstructions of what some of the sites may have looked like based on the excavation plans, as well as other media resources, such as videos visualising 3D laser scans of stone holes at Bluestonehenge, were produced as additional material. The additional functions in Google Earth were also utilised by the application, such as the development of KML Tours. These allow the user to 'fly' through the landscape while being provided with written or narrated descriptions and interpretations of what they are observing.

Video 1: Video documenting the functionality of Google Under-the-Earth: Seeing Beneath Stonehenge

A number of different datasets and methodologies were employed when creating the different layers that make up Seeing Beneath Stonehenge. The following sections seek to examine the methodologies used and, where relevant, note any recent changes that have altered these processes.