Monday, December 14, 2009

Icosahedron Earth

Check out the latest post at Black Maps wherein the Sunshine Superboy goes on about Bucky, Tattoos, and New Cartographic Directions and various attempts to "peel" the Earth and create a flat map with minimal distortion. Among the projections featured is the Dymaxion Map by Buckminster Fuller

Further reading on the topic led me to the Earth Icosahedron* cut-out project found on the Views of the Solar System website:

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Within about 15 minutes, I had cut-out and assembled my own Icosahedron Earth:

*Dungeons & Dragons players: Think d20.




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