Mount Beerwah is the tallest of the Glass House Mountains in South East Queensland, the highest point being 556 metres above sea level. Using elevation data from Geoscience Australia's 5-metre DEM and a screenshot from Google Maps, I've represented the mountain as a surface below.
Manipulating the plot will often cause Chrome on my Galaxy S3 to crash – there are about 200,000 triangles in the surface (256 × 203 grid nodes), and perhaps that's too many. Please let me know (email firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet @pappubahry) if you get a crash on a different device. Still it looks great on my laptop.
The x- and y-axes are UTM easting and northing; click/tap somewhere on the surface to see the co-ordinates below the plot. The highest point in the data is at 550.4 metres.
Fun exercise: If you rotate the mountain so that it's upside-down and appears a crater, then you might be able to still see it as a hill, and make a hollow face illusion as you make small rotations.
Mouse controls: Left-click and drag to rotate; alt (Mac)- or ctrl (Windows)-click-drag or middle-click-drag to pan; scroll or shift-click-drag to zoom. Touch screen controls: one finger to rotate; two-finger scroll to pan; pinch to zoom. Click/tap on the cube icons to snap to a side-on view.
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You can see how the plot is constructed in the HTML source:
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