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Photograph of assembled globe
Pseudoglobe folded with 160 g/m2 paper

Octahedral "Globes"

Please read the generic assembly tips.

Almost as easy to build as the cube, the octahedron has sharper corners which demand careful folding.


High Resolution Maps

flat-color map Gnomonic projection on an octahedron, poles on opposite vertices, flat-colored (101 KB PDF)
Blue Marble map Gnomonic projection on an octahedron, poles on opposite vertices, NASA's "Blue Marble" original satellite imagery, earthobservatory.nasa.gov (1104 KB PDF)
Blue Marble map Ditto, reduced color (546 KB PDF)
black & white map Gnomonic projection on an octahedron, poles on opposite vertices, black & white (80 KB PDF)
textured map Gnomonic projection on an octahedron, poles on opposite vertices, texture-mapped (1109 KB PDF)

Low Resolution Maps

flat-color map Gnomonic projection on an octahedron, poles on opposite vertices, flat-colored (35 KB)
textured map Gnomonic projection on an octahedron, poles on opposite vertices, textured (138 KB)
relief map Gnomonic projection on an octahedron, poles on opposite vertices, topographic relief (178 KB)
black and white map Gnomonic projection on an octahedron, poles on opposite vertices, unshaded (29 KB)
black and white map Gnomonic projection on an octahedron, poles on opposite vertices, AVHRR Pathfinder data by Dave Pape (www.resumbrae.com) (148 KB)

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