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Dodecahedral Pseudoglobes

Please read the assembly tips. You also might learn something about dodecahedral and polyhedral maps in general. Before choosing a map, see the notes on size and resolution.

Assembling a dodecahedron is a little harder than its low face count suggests. First, few edges are aligned, so there are many separate crease lines. Then, since three edges meet at each corner, all corners are "rigid", therefore some flaps must be glued simultaneously unless faces are bent a bit, which can be difficult with stiffer paper.

Resolution-3 Maps

flat-color map Gnomonic projection on a dodecahedron, satellite imagery by NASA's The Blue Marble Next Generation project (data from April 2004, world topography + bathymetry), poles on vertices (1464 KB PDF)
flat-color map Gnomonic projection on a dodecahedron, black & white (color it yourself), poles on faces (668 KB PDF)
flat-color map Gnomonic projection on a dodecahedron, flat colors, poles on faces (1028 KB PDF)

High Resolution Maps

flat-color map Gnomonic projection on a dodecahedron, poles on faces, flat-colored (PDF 83 KB)
flat-color map Gnomonic projection on a dodecahedron, poles on faces, textured (PDF 845 KB)
flat-color map Ditto, color-reduced (PDF 606 KB)
flat-color map Gnomonic projection on a dodecahedron, poles on faces, black & white (PDF 68 KB)
flat-color map Gnomonic projection on a dodecahedron, poles on vertices, flat-colored (PDF 95 KB)
flat-color map Gnomonic projection on a dodecahedron, poles on vertices, color-coded; original digital elevation model GTOPO30 by the USGS EROS Data Center (PDF 368 KB)
flat-color map Gnomonic projection on a dodecahedron, poles on vertices, AVHRR Pathfinder satellite imagery by Dave Pape (resumbrae.com) (PDF 1324 KB)
flat-color map Ditto, color-reduced (PDF 584 KB)

Low Resolution Maps

flat-color map Gnomonic projection on a dodecahedron, poles on faces, flat-colored (38 KB)
Pathfinder color map Gnomonic projection on a dodecahedron, poles on faces, AVHRR Pathfinder data by Dave Pape - resumbrae.com (175 KB)
black and white map Gnomonic projection on a dodecahedron, poles on faces, black and white (33 KB)
textured map Gnomonic projection on a dodecahedron, poles on faces, textured (161 KB)
EOS map Gnomonic projection on a dodecahedron, poles on vertices, EOSvid data by Dave Pape - resumbrae.com (168 KB)
black and white map Gnomonic projection on a dodecahedron, poles on vertices, black and white (36 KB)
flat gray map Gnomonic projection on a dodecahedron, poles on vertices, flat gray (42 KB)
relief map Gnomonic projection on a dodecahedron, poles on vertices, topographic relief data by the USGS (208 KB)
relief map Gnomonic projection on a dodecahedron, poles on vertices, flat shaded (42 KB)

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