The product is a full colour, hollow 3D terrain model of Snowdon (highest mountain and the modeller's favourite in England and Wales) based on Ordnance Survey elevation data draped with an aerial photograph image.
It is an ideal gift for a mountain walker, mountain lover or a map enthusiast, or an attractive souvenir for anyone who has visited the summit of Snowdon on foot or by train and has admired the shapeliness of the mountain and its neighbouring peaks or who may not have seen it due to poor visibility, but still wants to appreciate it. The model can be put on display as an eye-catching ornament or memento that will be sure to be a conversation piece. It could also be a useful tool for a geography teacher or navigation instructor who wants to demonstrate how 3D terrain relates to its representation on maps.
The vertical scale of the model has not been exaggerated and the model is therefore completely accurate to scale. The 3D model is aligned to the UK National Grid with the 1 km grid lines etched on the bottom of the walls of the model.
In addition to Snowdon, the model also features Crib y Ddysgl, Crib Goch and Y Lliwedd (the peaks on the famous Snowdon Horseshoe ridge walk). Y Lliwedd (the peaks on the famous Snowdon Horseshoe ridge walk).
Upper surface: an aerial photograph showing all the peaks, lakes, ridges, cwms and valleys highlighted with shadows cast by the sun in the south east
Underside: labelled grid lines, the names, positions and heights of all the Hewitts (Hills in England, Wales and Ireland over Two Thousand feet), a compass arrow indicating the North direction and an acknowledgement to Getmapping plc for the aerial photography with their copyright notice
North wall: an acknowledgement to the Ordnance Survey for the elevation data with their copyright notice
East wall: the scale of the model
South wall: the name of the main peak in both English and Welsh and its height in meters and feet
West wall: the branding "Mountain Shapes"
Horizontal scale: 1:50,000
Vertical scale: 1:50,000
Material: Full Color Sandstone - a hard brittle plaster-like material with a granular look and feel. The model could be damaged if dropped onto a hard surface, knocked by a hard object, exposed to water, heat or strong sunlight for prolonged periods.
Size of area modelled: 6 km x 3 km (120 mm x 60 mm in model)
Thickness of walls: 2 mm
Volume of material: 21.6 cc
Weight of model: 36 g
Grid reference of centre of model: SH 62000 54500 (262000, 354500)
Source of elevation data: Ordnance Survey OpenData Terrain 50
Elevation sampling interval: 50 m (1 mm in model) at the centre of 50 m grid squares with interpolation from neighbouring samples at the edges of the model which are on grid lines, 25 m (0.5 mm in model) from nearest sampled elevations
Maximum elevation: 1,081 m (21.6 mm in model)
Minimum elevation: 66 m (1.3 mm in model)
Source of aerial photography: Getmapping plc Vertical Aerial Photography (2m resolution)
Source of mountain attribute data: The Database of British and Irish Hills