How do I UV-wrap Sphere Orthographicly?

Help me! How do I UV unwrap the default UV-sphere, so that it becoms a orthographic rectangular area on UV-editor, like in the most used standard world maps? I get always the polar caps wrong.

Here you go champ :smiley:

http://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?t=111436

Thank you! Now I’ll show the quick results:

http://www.elisanet.fi/jhii/mcConsole/snifimondo720x540.jpg

Looks nice, it reminds me of a stressball I have laying around somewhere:yes:

I’d increase the resolution of the ocean and use set smooth though, that will make it look waay better;)