Dymaxion Map vs. Dymaxion-like conformal projection
|Dymaxion Map||Dymaxion-like conformal projection|
|Creator||Buckminster Fuller (1943)||Daniel »daan« Strebe, Buckminster Fuller, Oscar S. Adams, L.P. Lee (1943 / 2019)|
|Remarks||A compromise projection onto the surface of an icosahedron, which results in comparatively low angular and areal distortions.
See Four conformal polyhedric projections and more.
Note: At the end of 2019, the first version of this image was replaced by an improved one.
|Arrangement by Buckminster Fuller in 1943. Fuller’s projection was not conformal. Mathematical work on conformal projections for regular polyhedra largely originated with Oscar S. Adams from 1925 and onward. L.P. Lee greatly expanded upon and regularized the mathematics in 1976. This application of conformal developments to Fuller’s arrangement is by Daniel “daan” Strebe in 2019.|
|recommended comparisons||Dymaxion-like conformal||Dymaxion Map
This pairing is among the list of recommended pairings – but why?
These two projections nearly identical, so you might spot the differences in direct comparision only.
1. Comparison: Physical Map
2. Comparison: Silhouette Map
Dymaxion Map Silhouette Map c Tobias Jung Dymaxion-like conformal projection Silhouette Map c Tobias Jung
3. Comparison: Tissot Indicatrix, 30°
Dymaxion-like conformal projection
Dymaxion Map Tissot Indicatrix c Tobias Jung Dymaxion-like conformal projection Tissot Indicatrix c Tobias Jung