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"Globes" on a Truncated Octahedron

Before beginning, please read the assembly tips.

Instead of appendages to the hexagonal faces, the six square faces are set in single pieces for easier assembly.  You may find it easier joining all hexagonal faces first, leaving the square "windows" to be closed later.

High Resolution Maps

flat-color map Gnomonic projection on a truncated octahedron, flat-colored (98 KB PDF)
Pathfinder map Gnomonic projection on a truncated octahedron, original AVHRR Pathfinder satellite imagery by Dave Pape (resumbrae.com) (1395 KB PDF)
Pathfinder map Ditto, color-reduced (665 KB PDF)

Low Resolution Maps

flat-color map Gnomonic projection on a truncated octahedron, flat-colored (43 KB)
flat-color map Gnomonic projection on a truncated octahedron, unshaded, paint it yourself (37 KB)
flat-color map Gnomonic projection on a truncated octahedron, topographic relief data by the USGS (207 KB)
flat-color map Gnomonic projection on a truncated octahedron, textured (160 KB)
flat-gray map Gnomonic projection on a truncated octahedron, flat gray (43 KB)

HomeSite MapMap Fold-outs  www.progonos.com/furuti    July 10, 2006
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