Cuboctahedral pseudoglobe, gnomonic projection |

The cuboctahedron is a quasiregular or Archimedean polyhedron, which can be imagined as a cube whose eight corners were removed (cut off by planes passing through the midpoint of each original edge), creating eight new triangular faces. Its relatively large faces make it fairly easy to build. However, please read the generic assembly tips. You might also learn something about cuboctahedral and polyhedral maps in general.

Blank template of a cuboctahedron (136 KB PDF) | |

Gnomonic projection on a cuboctahedron, poles on square faces, flat colors (1252 KB PDF) | |

Gnomonic projection on a cuboctahedron, poles on triangular faces, flat colors (1244 KB PDF) | |

Gnomonic projection on a cuboctahedron, poles on square faces, original satellite imagery by NASA's "Blue Marble", topographic and bathymetric data for April 2004 (1160 KB PDF) | |

Gnomonic projection on a cuboctahedron, poles on triangular faces, original satellite imagery by NASA's "Blue Marble", topographic and bathymetric data for April 2004 with lightened oceans (1176 KB PDF) | |

Gnomonic projection on a cuboctahedron, poles on square faces,
original AVHRR Pathfinder satellite imagery by Dave Pape
(http://resumbrae.com, dead link as of 2012), lightened
(1136 KB PDF) | |

Gnomonic projection on a cuboctahedron, poles on square faces, original "Night Lights" Suomi NPP satellite imagery (April 2012) by NASA; no graticule, borders or shorelines (840 KB PDF) | |

Gnomonic projection on a cuboctahedron, poles on triangular faces, original Suomi NPP satellite imagery (April 2012) by NASA (1308 KB PDF) |

Gnomonic projection on a cuboctahedron, poles on square faces, flat-colored (103 KB PDF) | |

Gnomonic projection on a cuboctahedron, poles on square faces, color-coded topographic relief (original data by the USGS) (2642 KB PDF) | |

Gnomonic projection on a cuboctahedron, poles on square faces, black and white (paint it yourself) (89 KB PDF) |

Gnomonic projection on a cuboctahedron, poles on triangular faces, AVHRR Pathfinder data by Dave Pape, resumbrae.com (178 KB) | |

Gnomonic projection on a cuboctahedron, poles on triangular faces, black and white (paint it yourself) (38 KB) | |

Gnomonic projection on a cuboctahedron, poles on triangular faces, flat-gray (44 KB) | |

Gnomonic projection on a cuboctahedron, poles on triangular faces, flat-colored (44 KB) | |

Gnomonic projection on a cuboctahedron, poles on square faces, flat-colored (46 KB) | |

Gnomonic projection on a cuboctahedron, poles on square faces, textured (183 KB) | |

Gnomonic projection on a cuboctahedron, poles on square faces, EOSVid data by Dave Pape, resumbrae.com (187 KB) | |

Gnomonic projection on a cuboctahedron, poles on square faces, black and white (paint it yourself) (39 KB) |

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