Art + Science

The Dymaxion World Map

The Dymaxion World Map is the only flat map of the entire surface of Earth that shows the geographic interdependence of our planet—a one-world island in a one-world ocean—with no visible distortion in the size and shapes of the continents. The map projection was invented by the late designer and futurist R. Buckminster Fuller.

A synthesis of Art + Science, this new edition of the map combines seven global data sets to reveal a stunning portrait of our home planet. Each of the following map layers adds texture and color: Watersheds, Mountains, Sea Floor Bottom, Human Settlements, Sea Ice, Glaciers, and Ice Flows.

Our 36” x 19” map poster was printed using a six-color lithographic process to provide unmatched vibrancy and detail. This is truly a work of art.

Educational Resources

The Story.Earth initiative brings together maps, animations and interactive simulations to make learning about our home planet more intuitive and accessible. We are developing a digital learning ecosystem that will feature a visualizations library, website hub, augmented reality (AR) experiences, curriculum units, and teacher professional learning resources.

Digital Learning Ecosystem

These materials will align with national curriculum standards, particularly the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Initially, Story.Earth will serve upper elementary and middle school classrooms.

Story.Earth has assembled a unique, high-quality set of global and regional visualizations from its partners Globaia, NASA and NOAA. Our theory of change assumes that visual representations of complex spatial and temporal phenomena will enhance students’ understanding and retention of crosscutting scientific concepts such as Patterns, Cause and Effect, Structure and Function, Systems and Systems Models, Stability and Change, and Scale. All students deserve the opportunity to learn and apply the power of these concepts.

Would you like to pilot the Story.Earth resources in your school or district? Please be in touch.