The historian and cartographer Bill Rankin visualizes the practice with a fresh approach.
“Political geography is not determinant anymore, because cities are more important.”
The fourth installment in this occasional series features the world’s earliest surviving “ichnographic” map.
The guerrilla #SeeRikers campaign aims to correct a New York subway map oversight—and highlight the corrections crisis.
When space and water are commodities, pools are a proxy for wealth.
High-rises continue to mushroom in the city’s booming downtown.
MIT and Deloitte’s DataUSA website wants to make information about jobs, housing, demographics, and education easy to access and use.
The final part in a series exploring little-seen contributions to cartography.
The city has added “1 million cubic meters of pavement, buildings, and the like every year for nearly three decades,” researchers say.
The USGS has ushered in the geology of the Anthropocene.
A new report finds that only 31 cheap rental units are available per 100 poor households in the U.S.
If you’re on the East Coast, it could be Australia.
Explore the daily traffic count and structural status of 600,000 bridgespans.
The third part in a series exploring little-seen contributions to cartography.
An urban-forestry nonprofit has mapped the city’s gorgeous, but not-so-touristy, flowering trees.
“Parkadelphia” is pretty—and powerful.
This user-friendly visualization helps make clear who is and who is not included in the city’s dizzying growth spurt.
The second part in a series exploring little-seen contributions to cartography.
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