There Is No Energy Crisis
newest CD shows the major issues of a global electrical grid. (Order)
Free for viewing on our website.
This beautiful CD Includes:
QuickTime 4.0.1 viewing capability and either:
(Pentium II, Windows 98/NT 4.0, 24-bit video card, sound card, 800x600 screen
resolution with 16 bit color), or
- Mac (Power PC,
Mac OS v8.1, sound card, 24-bit video card, 800x600 screen resolution with thousands
GENI Technical Package
A compendium of
reports, maps, thoughtful analysis, endorsements, and policy proposals from IEEE,
World Bank and the United Nations, all freely available on our website or in print
for a fee. (Order)
For the engineer, advisor, policy maker, and public official alike, this
- a copy of each of the GENI Newsletters
reprints of articles found on the GENI web site (and some that haven't made it
to the site yet) from media around the world.
Get the meat of the
GENI web site - in print.
Fuller Projection Air-Ocean
World Dymaxion Map
The Dymaxion Air-Ocean World map, invented
by R. Buckminster fuller, shows our planet without any visible distortion of relative
shapes and sizes of the land and sea areas, and without any breaks in the continental
contours. A favorite with Bucky fans, schools, students of all ages, and parents.
Get one for each of the kids and one for you too. (Order)
The Air-Ocean World Dymaxion Map includes major rivers, cities and
mean low temperature gradients. Although people easily live in hotter weather
by sweating, low temperatures determine their need for shelter. (Order)
Enjoy this beautiful four color poster (34" X 22")(86cm X 56cm) printed
on heavy-gauge paper from the moment you receive it. It's perfect for framing
or laminating. (Order)
Don't waste another day looking at other distorted projections of the earth.
This map is the world's most accurate global projection. It has
at most a 2% distortion at any one place. (Order)
(Edges of icosa triangles equal to: 1:47,000,000 scale; 63° 26'; 3806
nautical miles; 8.5 jet aircraft hours; 7 ship days). R. Buckminster Fuller and
Shoji Sadeo, Cartographers. (U.S. Patent 2,393,676)
One Island in One Ocean ... from space
Self Portrait Dymaxion Map
Spaceship Earth, this map combines the latest in natural color satellite photograph
technology with the accuracy of the Fuller
Projection to create a truly stunning, cloud-free image of our world. (Order)
The Satellite Self-Portrait Dymaxion Map shows a remarkable cloud-free
view of Earth was produced by mosaicking hundreds of individual satellite images
acquired from the NOAA
(US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) series of weather satellites
which orbit the earth at an altitude of 520 miles (820 km).
Once the base
satellite mosaic had been completed, the land areas were enhanced with shaded-relief
imagery bringing the Earth's topography to life. For the ocean areas, WorldSat
incorporated ocean floor relief data enhanced with SST (Sea Surface Temperature)
data, which revealed major ocean currents across the Earth.
blues, greens and ambers glow against a deep, matte black background. Sunlight
is fixed at 45 degrees over the horizon in a north north-east orientation, creating
a uniform shadow that clarifies relief for an excellent delineation of the mountains,
plains and ocean floor features. (Order)
Scale: approximately 1:43,520,000 (at the Equator). 1" = 686 miles, 1cm
= 435 km. Digital Image Processing by Robert Gray and Jim Knighton, on a SGI workstation. The satellite version of the Fuller Projection © 2002 Buckminster Fuller Institute and Jim Knighton. Coordinate transformation software written by Robert W. Gray and modified by Jim Knighton. (Order)
This fabulous map is printed on 36" x 24" (92cm x 61cm) extra heavy-gauge high-gloss
Globe Fold-Up Puzzle
Make Your Own World!
from the Our Air-Ocean World
Dymaxion Map, this 6" icosahedral (20-sided) globe generates conversation on global
issues and solutions. (Order)
This fold-up globe is based on R.Buckminster
Fuller's world map. Fuller created several world maps in his attempts to create
a visually accurate flat rendition of a sherical globe. His final version was
based on the icosahedron, a polyhedron with 20 equilateral triangular faces. Fuller
first published his icosahedral version of the map in 1954. This is a
fold-up globe based on his icosahedral world map. (Order)
An Accurate Tool
All flat world map representations
of a sherical globe contain some amount of distortion either in shape, area, distance,
or direction measurements. On the well-known Mercator world map, Greenland appears
to be three times its corresponding globe size and Antarctica appears as a long
thin white strip along the bottom edge of the map. Even the popular Robinson Projection,
now used in many schools, still contains a large amount of distortion with Greenland
60 percent larger than its corresponding globe size. (Order)
A New Perception of Earth
If a world map presents
visually obvious distortions of our world, then our perceptions and presumtions
become distorted. Every projection must make certain compromises as information
is transferred from a spherical globe to a flat surface. As early as 1927, R.
Buckminster Fuller began to search for and develop an accurate 2-dimensional world
map. The Fuller Projection enables us to visualize the planet's surface in a single
view without visually obvious distortions of the relative
shapes, sizes or connections of the continents. (Order)
Teaches tactile skills, geometry, cartography, and
a new perception of earth. Excellent for home schooling too! (Order)
Hang from the ceiling or a mobile, or place on your
desk or table. Easy to build. Stand included. Ready to assemble with complete
instructions. A great gift for ages 8 and up. (Order)
Globe and packaging made from recycled paper.
Earth Crewmember Full color Spaceship Earth Crewmember T-shirt
with the Satellite Dymaxion Map. This shirt is guaranteed to get attention
and conversation. Great for parties, Earth Day and other fun occasions.
White t-shirt with full color satellite
map and print in black. Soft cotton-polyester blend (60% cotton / 40% poly).
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There Is No Energy Crisis, a brief
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Linking the World Electrically
10-minute PC animation shows the major issues of a global electrical grid, without
the delay and hassle of long Internet download times.
Created by Russ Hoffman of the Animated Software Company, the GENI Animation
includes a Dymaxion Map world puzzle game which allows you to build
the Dymaxion World Map piece by piece!
Minimum Requirments: PC-compatible computer, DOS or Windows, 1 MB SVGA,
VESA 1.2 graphics
card and 2.6 MB XMS or
EMS memory. CD-ROM media format.
(Webmaster's note: we have run this successfully
from a 286 PC from DOS and with Windows 3.1 and a SVGA video card, after loading
the appropriate VESA drivers. The colors and quality are great even with low powered
equipment. great work Russ!)
Here to Download or Watch