Of the half-million visitors to Crater Lake National Park in Oregon, very few take the boat to Wizard Island, but none can forget that iconic cinder cone surrounded by the deep blue water. A huge explosion blew the top off Mt. Mazama 7700 years ago and created the large caldera that filled with water to form Crater Lake. Wizard Island grew from a number of smaller eruptions, and eventually breached the water surface. The crater rim rises 755' above the level of the lake, while the whole island measures about 4400' by 4900'.
This is TinyMtn's second use of LiDAR data, and the first one to feature numerous trees. It would take a 30'' model to properly depict all the detail in the original data. Every tree and shrub and large rock on the island is in this model, and it catches light marvelously. This is just the beginning of what this new data source can provide, and we will continue to strive to create the most detailed and accurate models of real places on Earth.
Model scale is 1:10800
Model covers an area approximately 1 by 1 miles
Altitudes covered: 6171' to 6933'
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.
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 contact us and we'll do our best to fulfill your request.
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Model created using GDAL, NetPBM, Gmsh, Carve, MeshLab, and other custom software
Source of digital elevation data: U.S. Geological Survey
The USGS home page is http://www.usgs.gov/