A detailed 3D Google Earth model of the ancient Inca city of Machu Picchu has
been created using data from a laser scan of the site conducted by the
University of Arkansas. The model contains every building, every
structure and every terrace in the entire city and is accurate to within 10cm
(4") over most of the site. Created by Peter Olsen, Brighton-le-Sands, Sydney, Australia.
The Lost City of Incas, Machu Picchu is without doubt the most recognizable symbol of Inca Civilization. "The Inca Trail", as it is known now, was the Royal Highway that led pilgrims and officials of the Empire to the Sacred City of the Incas.
What makes the Inca Trail so special is the stunning combination of Inca ruins,
incredible views, the Andes scenery, exotic vegetation and extraordinary
ecological variety. Over 250 species of orchid have been counted in the Machu
Picchu Historic Sanctuary, as well as numerous birds such as hummingbirds,
waterfowl and the majestic Andean Condor.