Over a mile above sea level sits the largest lake in the United States after the Great Lakes, Lake Tahoe. It's positioned on the border of California and Nevada, and is a popular summer and winter destination for good reason: the Sierra Nevada are beautiful mountains, and the skiing is some of the best in the world. Our 3D model of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding landscape comes from high-resolution data from the U.S. Geological Survey, and the color is borrowed from a satellite photograph taken around noon on June 26, 2018. Hold this detailed and colorful model in your hands and you'll be reminded of the many reasons you love Lake Tahoe.
Model scale is 1:500000
Model measures 3.3" x 5.2" x 0.64" (8.4 x 13.2 x 1.62 cm)
Original area is approximately 26 by 41 miles
Altitudes covered: 4202' to 10886'
This model was built with vertical exaggeration of 1:2.
This means that the elevation is more steep and rugged in the model than in real life.
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TinyMtn models are most affordable in the "Sandstone" and "White Natural Versatile Plastic" 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 "Versatile Plastic" 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
and we'll do our best to fulfill your request.
(C) 2018 TinyMtn (TM)
Model created using GDAL, NetPBM, Gmsh, Carve, MeshLab, and other custom software
Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data from 2016
Copernicus Open Access Hub is https://scihub.copernicus.eu/dhus
Source of digital elevation data: U.S. Geological Survey
The USGS home page is https://www.usgs.gov/