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Where Immigrants Settle in London, Street by Street

There are more American-heavy neighborhoods than you might expect.


The U.S. Looks Due for a Scorching Summer

Forecasts show above-average chances for high heat on both coasts and in Alaska.

Mark Evans

Watch Colorful Bursts of Commuters From Each U.S. County

A new visualization makes daily work travels look fun.

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The Nuns Who Helped Map the Night Sky

At the Vatican Observatory, four little-known sisters contributed to an international astronomy project.

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Paris Rents, Mapped by Metro Station

Want something cheap(er)? Then go east.

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Busty Usher, Pooh Mutants, and Other Towns in Anagrammed Massachusetts

Two cartographers took years making a rude map for “our inner 12-year-olds.”

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Mapping America's 'Disappearing West'

A new project examines how natural expanses in 11 Western U.S. states are being lost to urban and agricultural activity.


A Bloomin' Good Map of U.S. State Flowers

Take a moment to lavish in the beauty of America’s chosen petals, and laugh at Maine for choosing “pine cone.”

Bicycle Stress Map

Mapping How Stressful Streets Can Limit Cycling

Montgomery County, Maryland, is using traffic-stress data to determine how biking comfort affects connectivity.

Atlas of Emotions

An Atlas of Emotions, Inspired by the Dalai Lama

Explore the “continents” and “states” of universal feelings with this new geography-inspired interactive.

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The Bomb Damage Maps of 1940s London

Wartime surveyors charted the city’s ruined buildings in vivid color.


Watch 2 Centuries of Immigration to the U.S. in 1 Animated Map

Metrocosm’s new visualization shows how immigrants diversified America.


How Hyperconnected Cities Are Taking Over the World

“Political geography is not determinant anymore, because cities are more important.”

Bill Rankin

A New Way to Map the Spread and Decline of Slavery in the U.S.

The historian and cartographer Bill Rankin visualizes the practice with a fresh approach.

Leonardo da Vinci

This Old Map: Da Vinci's City Plan, 1502

The fourth installment in this occasional series features the world’s earliest surviving “ichnographic” map.


These Designers Want To Put Rikers Island on the Map

The guerrilla #SeeRikers campaign aims to correct a New York subway map oversight—and highlight the corrections crisis.

Ken Schwencke

The Shimmering Private Pools of Los Angeles County, Mapped

When space and water are commodities, pools are a proxy for wealth.

Miami Downtown Development Authority

This 3D Map Shows the Imminent Transformation of Miami's Skyline

High-rises continue to mushroom in the city’s booming downtown.


The One-Stop Digital Shop for Digestible Data on Your City

MIT and Deloitte’s DataUSA website wants to make information about jobs, housing, demographics, and education easy to access and use.