Fuller's Dymaxion ™ Map
Author: Gray, Robert W.
Source: Cartography and Geographic Information Science, Volume 21, Number 4, October 1994 , pp. 243-246(4)
Abstract:This paper describes a method for creating a world map first suggested by R. Buckminster Fuller and sometimes referred to as the “Constant Zenith Projection.” The original, manual method of transcribing data from the sphere's surface onto the plane, as described by Fuller in his 1946 U.S. patent, used a three-way great circle grid, which is not mathematically well-defined. However, the procedure described here retains the essential idea behind Fuller's projection methC?d. Some of the similarities and differences of the Chamberlin Trimetric Projection with that of Fuller's projection are noted. The area distortions for several continents and countries are given and compared with two other world maps.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 1994-10-01
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