Finally, I get to make my favorite mountain. Or, at least the one that I know the best. Mt. Monadnock is a very popular peak in Southwestern New Hampshire, and is about a two hour drive from my apartment in Boston. It's a pleasure to climb, taking you over piles of granite boulders, through birch-pine forests, and across glacially-carved rock formations. From the top on a nice sunny day, you can see downtown Boston, the White Mountains of Northern New Hampshire, and Mt. Greylock, the highest point in Massachusetts.
Of particular note is the inconsistency in the reporting of Monadnock's elevation. Google lists 3166', Wikipedia 3165', and Peakbagger lists NAVD88 of 3149' but allows a range from 960-966 meters (3149' to 3169'). But the controversy is now over! Recent LiDAR scans of the area, from which this data is taken, put the summit rock at just over 3170'. LiDAR is what makes this the most accurate map of Monadnock ever, and in full 3D. Enjoy this model as a memento of your climb. I know I will.
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 1:50000
Model covers an area approximately 1.4 by 1.4 miles
Altitudes covered: 1560' to 3170'
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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Model created using GDAL, NetPBM, Gmsh, Carve, MeshLab, and other custom software
Elevation data provided by [NH GRANIT](http://granit.sr.unh.edu/) at the University of New Hampshire.
Source of aerial orthoimagery data: U.S. Geological Survey
The USGS home page is http://www.usgs.gov/