Maps

Astro Digital

An Archive of the World's Freshest Satellite Images

A new tool lets you easily browse NASA-quality photos of Earth from 2013 up to this very minute.

Nik Freeman

America's Great Carl's Jr.—Hardee's Divide

One company. One logo. Two regional dining experiences.

Toronto Poetry Map

Mapping Toronto Through Its Poetry

A Toronto Public Library interactive lets you explore local geography through poems that mention the city.

Courtesy of David Edmondson/The Greater Marin

A Subway-Style Map of San Francisco's Historical Trains

It was created using a collection of 1937 railway timetables.

Jill Hubley

A Gorgeous Atlas of New York Tree Species

Mapping 592,130 trees right down to trunk size.

Reuters/Carlo Allegri

Where Kids Live Now in the U.S.

Laredo, Texas, for one.

AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd

A Geography of Street Music

Street Music Map presents a lively mosaic of the world's finest buskers.

mapme.com

Mapping the World's Startup Activity

Take a look at the startup scenes of Portugal, Toronto, Tel Aviv, and elsewhere with this new mapping tool.

QuantBait

Every UFO Sighting Since 1933, Mapped

This animated data viz reveals that aliens don't shy away from cities.

An Extremely Detailed Geography of Climate Change Beliefs

Who's most worried about global warming in America?

USDA

Welcome Spring With This Psychedelic Map of the U.S. in Bloom

Maps from the U.S. Forest Service show signs of the season across America's forests, fields, and urban areas.

NOAA

Mapping Winter's Last Gasp in America

When will the last freezing day occur in your neck of the woods?

Facebook

Further Proof That It's Hard to Be a Mets Fan

Facebook data of baseball allegiances shows the geography of fandom.

app.startupamsterdam.org

Why Mapping Matters for Amsterdam's Startup Culture

The city is using a unique interactive map to chart its entrepreneurial density—which is good for companies and investors.

Google Maps

Now You Can Play Pac-Man on the Streets of Your Own City

Run away from Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde down nearly any Google Maps environment you wish.

Jill Hubley

A Grimly Fascinating Map of Toxic Spills in Brooklyn

The borough is splattered with escaped pollutants like oil, paint, raw sewage, and mystery blood.

CartoB, via Twitter

Why Most Twitter Maps Can't Be Trusted

A sophisticated age demands a more sophisticated social media cartography.

Michael Pecirno

Cornfields, Trees, and Water: Mapping the Rest of America

Most maps of the U.S. prioritize metropolitan areas. But "Minimal Maps" single out the nation's forests, crops, and waterbodies.

Wikimedia Commons/BrokenSphere

Where Millennials Are Moving Now

New Census data shows that migration patterns among young adults changed after the Great Recession.

Jordan Rousseau

Visualizing More Than 80 Million Lightning Strikes

This super-stormy map shows just one month of worldwide electrical violence.