The Dymaxion Map

This Raleigh Edition of the Dymaxion (TM) map, first designed in Raleigh, North Carolina, is a vivid color reproduction of the original rendition created by R. Buckminster Fuller in 1954 in his office there. We have reproduced the map exactly as it was first conceived and produced by its creator. Both the land masses and the grayscale shading in the oceans represent mean low annual temperatures. The visionary Fuller designed this map to help us recognize that ”we’re all astronauts aboard a little spaceship called Earth.” Because it can be reconfigured into a variety of patterns, it also communicated the point that “there are many ways to see the world.” (Comment on ODT maps site.)

More on the Dimaxion maps on Wikipedia.

HERE you may also find a projection animation of Dimaxion maps.

Author: DanutM

Anglican theologian. Former Director for Faith and Development Middle East and Eastern Europe Region of World Vision International

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