North of I-89 and East of Burlington, Vermont's largest city, rises the state's highest peak: Mt. Mansfield. Very recent LiDAR measurements put the summit at 4396' (1340m), only subtly different from the reported 4395' measurement. On the mountain's Eastern slope is the Stowe Mountain Resort, to its Northeast is Smuggler's Notch with its haphazard boulders and twisty road, to the South of the summit is "The Nose" where several antennae are placed, and over the summit runs the 273-mile Long Trail - the oldest long-distance trail in the USA.
This model of Mt. Mansfield and the surrounding features is based off recent aerial LiDAR scans commissioned by the USGS and put into the public domain. The 3D printers at Shapeways are not large enough to show all of the detail in the data, which includes cars, ski lifts, and individual trees. Nevertheless, each Mansfield model available on TinyMtn uses this data, and great care has been taken to retain as much as possible, despite the limitations of the printing process. Rest assured that when you take home one of these models, you are getting the best three-dimensional representation of the terrain as is possible.
The Explorer series of TinyMtn models is designed to break our usual impression of mountains. We generally see mountains one at a time, from a distance, and from the ground. While all TinyMtn models give you a fresh perspective on any one peak, the Explorer series presents mountains in identical scale, and shifted up so that sea level is at the bottom of the base. Thus, when you set two Explorer models next to each other, you will immediately notice which is taller, which rises more from its base, which is more massive, and so on. Plus, all Explorer models come in full color, making them just that much more realistic.
Model scale is 1:100000
Model covers an area approximately 3 by 3.1 miles
Altitudes covered: 1323' to 4396'
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
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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/