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Dymaxion map

Dymaxion map
The Dymaxion map or Fuller map is a projection of a world map onto the surface of an icosahedron, which can be unfolded and flattened to two dimensions. The flat map is heavily interrupted in order to preserve shapes and sizes. The 1954 version published by Fuller, the Airocean World Map, used a modified but mostly regular icosahedron as the base for the projection, which is the version most commonly referred to today. This version depicts the Earth's continents as "one island," or nearly contiguous land masses. The Dymaxion projection is intended only for representations of the entire globe. It is not a gnomonic projection, whereby global data expands from the center point of a tangent facet outward to the edges. The name Dymaxion was applied by Fuller to several of his inventions. Properties[edit] Fuller claimed that his map had several advantages over other projections for world maps. More unusually, the Dymaxion map does not have any "right way up". Impact[edit] See also[edit]

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