Also know as the “Dymaxion Map,” the Fuller Projection Map is the only flat map of the entire surface of the Earth which reveals our planet as one island in one ocean, without any visually obvious distortion of the relative shapes and sizes of the land areas, and without splitting any continents.
Buckminster Fuller Institute – Quote from Buckminster Fuller Institute website
… with historical events accelerated from a frequency interval of centuries to intervals of hours, all men are, so to speak, now in the same boat and are necessitous, among other items, of a precise means of seeing the world from the dynamic, cosmic, and comprehensive viewpoint..
Fluid Geography – R. Buckminster Fuller. American Neptune, April 1944, p.119-136.
Dymaxion World embodies his effort to resolve the dilemma of cartography.
Life Magazine – Life presents, Buckminster Fuller Dimaxion Map. March 1943.
What makes the map truly unique is that each edge of each triangular face matches the scale of a partial great circle on a corresponding globe, keeping scale nearly constant throughout the map. Rather pushing the distortion toward the edge of the map as seen in other projections, artificially enlarging land near the edges, points on each Dymaxion map face shrink slightly toward the middle. Because there are so many map facets instead of just one giant map face, the distortion is minimal.
The Basement Geographer – Quote from The Basement Geographer website