Maps

Mapping the Crushing Truth About Your Work Commute

Many people in the U.S. carpool, walk, and use public transit to get to work—but most are still hacking traffic in a car, all alone.

Fogg Studio

Maps That You Can Hear and Touch

Scientists and architects are pioneering a new cartography for blind users.

Diane Goes for You

Meet the Explorer Solving the Mysteries of Google Maps

A French multimedia artist invites your web-map queries with the promise to (eventually) provide a real-world answer.

visualizing.nyc

Engage in 'Transit Battle' With the NYC Bus System

Click on your location and see how many minutes you could save by integrating buses into your journey—mapped in vivid color.

D.C. Taxicab Commission

Which Is More Evil: Uber or D.C.'s Old Taxi Zone System?

Uber may not be an ideal ride-hailing solution. But let's remember the unpredictable, shifty days of Washington's unmetered cabs.

REUTERS/Brian Snyder

How the Chances of a White Christmas Have Changed Since the 1960s

A new analysis of weather data shows that in a few regions, it has become less common to see snow over the holidays.

Mark Byrnes/CityLab

14 Maps That Explain 2014

A cartographic tour through the year that was.

Garrett Miller/Eric Fischer at Mapbox

Mapping the Paths Most Traveled

What we can learn from where people walk, run, and ride their bicycles.

NOAA

What Are the Odds Your City Will Have a White Christmas?

Decades of climate data pinpoint the nation's top spots for a snowy December 25.

Nick Owen/MSF

Open-Source Mapping the World's Most Vulnerable Regions Will Save Lives

Urgent humanitarian aid missions are slowed when cities are largely unmapped. Missing Maps aims to change that with the help of volunteer cartographers and local residents.

Fathom

You'd Never Know From These Beautiful Maps That U.S. Infrastructure Is Crumbling

These monochrome renderings depict only roads.

Am I In Las Vegas?

An Interactive Map Shows Leaving Las Vegas Is Easier Than You Think

It also helps residents of Vegas' many unincorporated communities determine whether they're covered by city services.

David Taylor/Environment Canada

A Climate Model of White Christmases—Through 2100

One man makes a knowingly futile attempt at predicting snow for decades down the line.

Flickr/Tabsinthe

How to Make a Better Map—Using Neuroscience

These three cartographers are applying advances in brain science and cognitive psychology to their work.

Jennifer Wong

So You've Decided to Map Sidewalk Poop in San Francisco...

Sorry to say you'll discover that much of it is attributed to humans.

Esteban Moro and colleagues

What Twitter Can Tell Us About Unemployment

Where, when, and how people tweet reveals information about the socioeconomics of a region.

Associated Press

Mapping 20 Years of Major Meteor Impacts

NASA wants to use this project to predict Earth's next dangerous space rock.

Global Road Maps

Roads vs. the Environment: Where the 'Conflict Zones' Are

"Road Map" shows where economic benefits from roads are as high as the danger they pose to the environment.

Wikimedia Commons

On This Day in 1926, America's Interstate Roadways Were Numbered for the First Time

Long before the Interstate Highway System, the country's mishmash of independent trails officially became part of a numerical system.