Alternative worldmap projection: butterfly

Roel M. Hogervorst


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A very nice alternative world projection, the butterfly projection.

You have probably guessed, my favourite map projection is the Butterfly. Its core idea is to divide the Earth into eight octants. An octant is an eights of a solid in this case a sphere. Each octant can then be “flattened” and arranged into a unified area.

butterfly image