Olympus Mons is a true giant. Standing 72,000' (22km) high and covering an area the size of Italy, it is the largest known mountain on any planet in our Solar System. It's so large, that despite being two and a half times as high as Mt. Everest, most of it is flat enough to barely be noticeable. This model of Olympus Mons, unlike most others you might find, is true to form: there is no vertical exaggeration, so the moutains *seems* very flat. But look at the scale! If we were to make a model of Olympus Mons at 1:250000 scale (a popular scale for other TinyMtn models), it would be 4 inches tall, and over 9 feet on a side! Don't mess with Olympus Mons. PS. If you want a model that large, contact me and we'll work something out.
Model scale is 1:5000000
Model covers an area approximately 719.8 by 719.8 km
Altitudes covered: 0m to 21230m
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 and NASA Shuttle Radar Topography Mission
The USGS home page is http://www.usgs.gov/