Dymaxion Map Projection

Mark writes to tell us about the Dymaxion Projection Animation site: “The site is dedicated to showcasing Buckminster Fuller’s ‘Dymaxion Projection’ map. The Dymaxion Projection is reputed to be the most accurate flatmap of the earth, but I love the way it shows how connected each continent is.” Essentially, a globe is projected onto an icosahedron, which is then unfolded. There’s some animation on this site that shows the icosahedron opening up.