Raised relief globes illustrate land features by molding shapes on the surface of the globe. Most raised relief globes feature subtle relief, allowing the user to better visualize mountain ranges and plains by attempting to show elevations and depressions. Raised relief globes are not "to scale" because we are viewing a representation of the Earth that is typically reduced to a 12" or 16" ball. The raised relief would be virtually invisible if a scale representation were attempted. Raised relief floor globes are among the most popular type of globes as the raised relief mountain ranges add a tactile experience to a globe.