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Map Fold-outs

Print, cut, fold and glue paper polyhedra to create your own pseudoglobe.
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Tetrahedron Octahedron
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Cube Dodecahedron
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Icosahedron Cuboctahedron
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Truncated icosahedron Truncated octahedron
Practice folding these blank models: the "real" maps have no red crease lines. Preferably score all crease lines with a dull blade before cutting, and paste the shaded face last. Printable version
Rhombicuboctahedron

Assembling

Some assembly tips:

On Sizes and Resolution

I'd like to provide images in the highest possible resolution, but my server's disk space and bandwidth are serious constraints. In time, these limits have been enhanced, but still exist. Maps in this section are in one of these sizes:
"Low-resolution"
PNG files which may be printed directly from your browser
"High-resolution"
PDF files with somewhat better resolution; require Adobe® Reader® ("Acrobat Reader"), version 5.0 or more recent, or compatible software like Xpdf, version 3, or Evince, version 0.5.
"Resolution-3"
PDF files with at least 300dpi. I could call them "higher-resolution", but someday I will run out of words, so I'll use numbers from now on...

Newer maps are not just higher-resolution versions of previous ones. As my mapping technology matures, sharpness and rendering quality also improve.

Fold-outs

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 (5 high-resolution maps, 5 low-resolution)
Printable fold-outs World maps on a regular dodecahedron (2 high-resolution maps, 8 high-resolution, 9 low-resolution)
Printable fold-outs 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)
Printable fold-outs World maps on a truncated icosahedron (2 resolution-3 maps, 2 high-resolution maps, 7 low-resolution maps)
World maps on a cuboctahedron (3 high-resolution maps, 8 low-resolution)
World maps on a rhombicuboctahedron (6 resolution-3 maps, 4 high-resolution maps, 9 low-resolution)

Disclaimers

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.


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