Our terrain in South America is now 3x more detailed.
Machu Picchu, Peru. 15th-century Inca site located 2,430m above sea level. (SRTM 90m vs. SRTM 30m)
Aconcagua, Argentina. Highest peak in South America at 6,962m. (SRTM 90m vs. SRTM 30m)
Nevado Sajama, Bolivia. Extinct stratovolcano and the highest peak in Bolivia at 6,542m. (SRTM 90m vs. SRTM 30m)
Quitaraju and Alpamayo, Peru. Andes peaks that offer some of the best trekking in the world. (SRTM 90m vs. SRTM 30m)
This data comes from the SRTM 30 meter global elevation data, which was just released to the public by NASA, the US Geological Survey, and the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency.
Also included in this update are Central America and the Caribbean islands, and in a previous update Africa. More to come.
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