Maps

Mapping the U.S. by Property Value Instead of Land Area

Troubling inequities are revealed when you look at the country by total property values.

Wealth Doesn't Trickle Down, But the Effects of Housing Discrimination Do

From 1990 to 2010, wealth has accumulated in ever-richer neighborhoods, thanks in part to exclusionary housing practices.

Where Electric Vehicles Actually Cause More Pollution Than Gas Cars

If you think EVs are always greener, these county-level maps will take you by surprise.

How Cities Can Make Work Safer for Recycling Workers

A new report outlines the dangers posed to these workers, and the ways cities can make the job less hazardous.

Where LGBTQ Americans Can Now Marry

The states where same-sex marriage is now legal in the United States.

When Maps Lie

Tips from a geographer on how to avoid being fooled.

Where Europeans Spend the Most on Rent, Mapped

Renters in the U.K. spend the most in absolute terms and as a proportion of their average income.

A Global Geography of Peace (and Violence)

Will rapid urbanization in developing nations make their cities more violent?

An Incredibly Detailed Map of Europe's Population Shifts

The map provides a level of detail previously unavailable. It is the first ever to collect data published by all of Europe’s municipalities.

Every Single County in America Is Facing an Affordable Housing Crisis

A new report reveals that zero counties in the U.S. have enough housing for families in extreme poverty.

Mapping Where American Workers Spend the Most on Housing

It would take service workers in San Jose 20 years to save up for a home.

A 19th Century-Style Atlas, Made With New Census Data

The traditional style of these maps and graphs engage the eye in a way most contemporary visualizations don’t.

Thank You, Science, for This Map of Fecal Viruses

Developing nations have problems with sewage in the water—but so do L.A. and New Jersey.

Mapping Where America Is Failing Its Youth

A new report finds that more than one in eight of the nation’s young people are neither employed nor in school.

In These Powerful Maps, Cities Fracture Along Racial Lines

An ongoing project visualizes segregation data in urban areas.

The Straightest Roads in the World Are in Midwest America

One man’s attempt at mapping the “bendyness” of the planet’s pavement.

Mapping the Surge in L.A.'s Homelessness Epidemic

Across L.A. County, more people are living on the streets today than in recent years.

Why Is Illinois a Hotbed of UFO Sightings?

Is it because of O’Hare? Asian lanterns? Hallucinations due to overripe Chicago hotdogs?

Mapping Your City's Smells

Data scientists at the University of Cambridge explore how urban odors can guide better city design.

The New London Tube Map Is Getting Some Serious Hate

The folks at CityMetric, at least, are far from pleased.