You may have known it as Infineon or Sears Point Raceway, but this 12-turn, 2.52-mile road course in Northern California is currently called Sonoma Raceway. It's one of the two road courses on the NASCAR circuit, and also hosts IndyCar, AFM, WTCC, and NHRA events. This 3D-printed model of Sonoma Raceway is constructed from high-resolution LiDAR data from the USGS, which uses airborne lasers to map the ground to a resolution of one foot or less. Every tree, shrub, wall, car, and lightpost is in this data, though we cleaned it up a little to allow it to be printed. Rest assured that this is the most accurate 3D map of the track that you've ever seen.
Model scale is 1:20000
Model covers an area approximately 0.9 by 0.9 miles
Altitudes covered: 0' to 659'
There is no vertical exaggeration applied to this model. This is a true-to-life scale model of a real place.
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TinyMtn models are most affordable in the "Sandstone" and "White Strong and Flexible" materials. This model is in "Sandstone," which is a glued gypsum material. When you receive the model it will be ready for display, though it may smell funny and need some time to air out. "Sandstone" models are much more brittle than "White Strong and Flexible" models, but feel more like light stone. Do not soak it in water, though you can safely seal it with Polycrylic or a similar water-based clear spray sealant. Read more about this popular material here
All TinyMtn models have hollow bottoms - this is to save on weight, and thus cost. Many larger models also have extra flanges on their undersides to increase rigidity and strength. To make the model more solid, you should feel free to carefully pour resin into the bottom cavity, or glue a properly-sized slab of wood or another material into it.
These models have been optimized for the above materials, and are not offered in other materials for strength or cost reasons. If you need one in another material, please email@example.com
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Model created using GDAL, NetPBM, Gmsh, Carve, MeshLab, and other custom software
Source of digital elevation and aerial orthoimagery data: U.S. Geological Survey
The USGS home page is http://www.usgs.gov/