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Waterman Butterfly Small Earth

Unlocks at level 17 or with the Mega Maps Pack
#Real World  
Created by EFHIII (all)
Went public on 12/15/2017
Number of ratings: 17
Average rating: 3.4117 / 5
39 territories, 14 bonuses, 4 distribution modes


The Waterman Butterfly Projection was originally designed by Steve Waterman and is created with the unfloding of a globe shaped as a truncated octahedron. Acording to Waterman's website,

"The Waterman projection show the equator clearly, as well as continental shapes, distances ( within 10 % ), areas ( within 10 % ) angular distortions ( within 20 degrees ), and relative postions, as a compromise: statistically better than all other World maps."

The main rival to the Waterman Projection is the Dymaxion ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dymaxion_map ) but the Dymaxion has several issues includiong a chaotic layout and being more spread out & therefore harder to identify proximity of places across cuts.

Each territory has ~ a 2 Trillion USD GDP. As a result, the US and China get far more than anyone else, being the top 2 countries as far as GDP, at ~19T & ~12T and 3rd place, Japan, at only ~5T.

Honorable mention: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernard_J._S._Cahill


Review by Arachnocat14 on 2/2/2018.
I love the butterfly projection, but this map is just messy.
Response by map creator EFHIII on 3/6/2018
Messy in what way?
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