Dymaxion(tm) is a shorter name for what is known as the "Fuller Projection Dymaxion Map Design". A map projection scheme in the vein as the Mercator, except that the Dymaxion is a "top down view" (ie, the center of the map at the north pole) and it is layed out as teselated triangles, and when combined form an Icosahedron (thanks Gorgonzola) . Designed by the Buckminster Fuller Design Institute.