|Some paper polyhedra you can build yourself|
Polyhedral map projections are an interesting compromise solution to the problem of accurately representing curved features on flat surfaces while minimizing the distortion of cartographic properties. From here you can download, print, cut and build your own polyhedral pseudoglobe (if you have no experience building paper or card models, please read the assembly tips).
I'd like to provide images in the highest possible resolution, but my server's disk space and bandwidth are constrained. In time, these limits have been enhanced, but still exist. Maps in this section can be:
All PDF files are in A4 size; most PDF viewers allow adjusting printing size to letter, A3 or other dimensions.
|World maps on a regular tetrahedron (5 high-resolution maps, 8 low-resolution)|
|World maps on a cube (10 high-resolution maps, 7 low-resolution)|
|World maps on a regular octahedron|
|World maps on a regular dodecahedron (2 resolution-3 maps, 8 high-resolution, 9 low-resolution)|
|World maps on a regular icosahedron (5 resolution-3 maps, 8 high-resolution maps, 12 low-resolution)|
|World maps on a truncated octahedron (3 high-resolution maps, 5 low-resolution)|
|World maps on a truncated icosahedron (2 resolution-3 maps, 2 high-resolution maps, 7 low-resolution maps)|
|World maps on a cuboctahedron|
|World maps on a rhombicuboctahedron (6 resolution-3 maps, 4 high-resolution maps, 9 low-resolution)|
|World maps on a rhombic dodecahedron|
|World maps on an icosidodecahedron|
|Although I have carefully programmed my mapping algorithms, I offer no warranty about the precision of these images. The data sets used may be outdated, especially those with country borders.|