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Figure 1. Geometrically similar representations of Mt. Everest: a) A topographic map, b) a satellite image overlain on top of a DEM (digital elevation map), and c) a photo of the actual mountain.

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The Everest Peace Project (
Permission is granted to use images 2b and 2c for educational purposes as part of this vignette. For permission for all other uses of these images please contact the National Geographic Society and the Everest Peace Project directly.