Peters vs. Fuller

In a November 2005 article for The American Surveyor, Angus Stocking considers — and compares — two “alternative” map projections: the Gall-Peters projection, proselytized by Arno Peters, and the icosahedral Dymaxion projection by Buckminster Fuller. To put it mildly, he prefers the latter to the former: “[I]t’s a shame that [Fuller’s] unique map is not better known, and almost a crime that the relatively clumsy Gall-Peters projection seems to have displaced it as an educational tool and wall map. All of Peters’ stated goals — fairness, equality, non-bias — are better achieved by Fuller’s simple, elegant and brilliant creation.”

Previously: Review: Seeing Through Maps; New Edition of Seeing Through Maps; Dymaxion Map Projection; The Peters Projection.

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