The Dymaxion Map [Cartography Image]

Created by Buckminster Fuller, The Dymaxion map (Fuller map) is a projection of a world map onto the surface of a icosahedron, which can be unfolded and flattened to two dimensions.

The March 1, 1943, edition of Life magazine included a photographic essay titled “Life Presents R. Buckminster Fuller’s Dymaxion World”. The article included several examples of its use together with a pull out section that could be assembled as a “three-dimensional approximation of a globe or laid out as a flat map, with which the world may be fitted together and rearranged to illuminate special aspects of its geography.”

Dymaxion Day/Night Cycle

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