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From Wikipedia:

The Dymaxion map of the Earth is a projection of a global map onto the surface of a polyhedron, which can then be unfolded to a net in many different ways and flattened to form a two-dimensional map which retains most of the relative proportional integrity of the globe map. It was created by Buckminster Fuller, and patented by him in 1946, the patent application showing a projection onto a cuboctahedron.

I’d never heard of a Dymaxion map until last week but they are pretty neat. Buckminster Fuller is pretty awesome. It’s just a reminder of how subjective the maps we grew up with can be. Does this look weird to you?


This is probably a good time to plug one of my favorite blogs, strange maps, who surprisingly haven’t done a post on the Dymaxion Map yet.

You can order a Dymaxion Map poster here


Written by juuulia

September 23, 2008 at 10:14 am

Posted in Travelin'

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  1. Totally rad yo.


    October 1, 2008 at 11:34 pm

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