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 1:5400
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 "White Strong and Flexible" and "Sandstone" materials. This model is in "White Strong and Flexible." When you receive the model, there may still be Nylon dust on it from the printing process. Use either an airbrush, canned dust blower, or a soft old toothbrush to remove this dust. Do not get the "White Strong and Flexible" material wet, and don't prime it or use any oil-based paints on it. You can safely seal it with Polycrylic or a similar water-based clear spray sealant. Read more about this popular material here.
The "Frosted Detail" material will show more detail, but is semi-transparent and has an uneven surface texture when unpainted (due to the orientation of the model when Shapeways prints it). It may show up feeling a little greasy and with small crystals in crevasses. Clean those off by soaking the model in warm (but not hot) soapy water and brushing with an old toothbrush. To get the surface to an even matte finish, spray with a few light coats of sandable primer (white automotive primer works), and then do a baking soda grit-blast.
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/