At 16,050', Mt. Vinson is the highest point in Antarctica, but good luck trying to get to it - it's in a very remotearea of the continent, and wasn't even discovered until 1958. It was first summitted in 1966 by an American team. Accurate measurements of its height were performed by an Australian-Chilean team in 2004. In total, 1400 people have attempted the summit, one of the least-technical of the Seven Summits.
The satellite photography that supplied the color overlay for this model is from the ESA's Sentinel-2 orbiter, and was captured near the height of the Antarctic summer: January 24, 2017. But because the existing elevation data for Vinson Massif is of realtively low resolution and Antarctica is always illuminated by very low sun angles, this model may appear a little odd, with the image shadows not always matching the geometry. We hope that you can overlook this minor detail and appreciate the first full-color 3d printable map of Vinson Massif.
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 1:250000
Model covers an area approximately 20 by 26 km
Altitudes covered: 1407m to 4892m
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
Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data from 2016
Copernicus Open Access Hub is https://scihub.copernicus.eu/dhus
Source of digital elevation data: Viewfinder Panoramas
Viewfinder Panoramas provides cleaned and modified versions of DEM data from ASTER GDEM, SRTM, and local sources. Data used without permission.
The Viewfinder Panoramas home page is http://www.viewfinderpanoramas.org/