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Tetrahedral paper pseudoglobe
Tetrahedral pseudoglobe, Lee's conformal projection

Tetrahedral Pseudoglobes

The tetrahedron is the simplest regular polyhedron, and by far the easiest solid to render in paper. With a low face count, its shape departs a lot from the sphere's: distortion is very noticeable, especially with gnomonic maps.

If you have never built paper models, please read the general assembly tips.


High-resolution Maps

flat-color map Conformal projection on a tetrahedron, South pole on a face, flat-colored - 111K PDF
flat-color map Gnomonic projection on a tetrahedron, North pole on a face, flat-colored - 108K PDF
Pathfinder map Gnomonic projection on a tetrahedron, North pole on a face, original AVHRR Pathfinder satellite data by Dave Pape, resumbrae.com - 1.9MB PDF
black and white map Gnomonic projection on a tetrahedron, North pole on a face, black and white map (paint it yourself) - 90K PDF

Low-resolution Maps

flat-color map Gnomonic projection on a tetrahedron, North pole on a face, flat-colored
textured map Gnomonic projection on a tetrahedron, North pole on a face, textured
textured map Gnomonic projection on a tetrahedron, North pole on a face, topographic relief
b&w map Gnomonic projection on a tetrahedron, North pole on a face, black & white (paint it yourself)
flat-color map Gnomonic projection on a tetrahedron, South pole on a face, flat-colored
relief map Gnomonic projection on a tetrahedron, South pole on a face, topographic relief
relief map Gnomonic projection on a tetrahedron, South pole on a face, textured
black-and-white map Gnomonic projection on a tetrahedron, South pole on a face, unshaded map (paint it yourself)

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