|Mountain heights are exaggerated by 250 times
in this first-of-its-kind, extreme raised-relief globe.
globe, so-called because it is created by laser beams hitting liquid
plastic, under digital control of a computer that is following digital
instructions that give a mathematically correct exaggeration for the plastic
mountains. The quantization of the plastic construction is visible as
triangles, rectangles and trapezoids.
The 18 inch Land Globe 250x has raised relief for the mountains. The
mountain heights are exaggerated by 250 times. At sea-level, the Land Globe
250x has a 15 inch diameter. Each globe uses a million triangles to make the
shape of the surface. You can see the small triangles if you look closely at
The globes are made from discrete layers of plastic that are laid down
on top of each other using 200 layers per inch. The 18 inch globes use about
The Land 250x Globe comes with custom display stand and proprietary
Weight: 25 lbs.
Shipping Wt: 40 lbs. (extra packaging required goes into "oversize" rates)
Item #: RG-LAND250X
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