At 5897m (19,347'), Volcán Cotopaxi isn't even the tallest mountain in Ecuador (that goes to Chimborazo), but it's visible from Quito, the capital city, and looms large in the minds of Ecuadorians. It's not only an active volcano, but exhibits a classic symmetric cone, holds one of the few equatorial glaciers, and has a large summit crater. This 3D model of Cotopaxi is assembled from a variety of elevation sources and a rare cloudless photograph taken from a satellite in March 2020.
Model scale is 1:150000
Model measures 8.5 x 8.5 x 2.3 cm (3.4" x 3.4" x 0.91")
Original area is approximately 12.8 by 12.8 km
Altitudes covered: 3478m to 5897m
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 Natural Versatile Plastic" 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 "Versatile Plastic" 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 data: U.S. Geological Survey and NASA Shuttle Radar Topography Mission
The USGS home page is http://www.usgs.gov/
Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data
Copernicus Open Access Hub is https://scihub.copernicus.eu/dhus