A Dusseldorf-based network has linked more than 800 low-priced lightning detectors around the globe.
The I Quant NY blog mines NYC's massive data clearinghouse to visualize issues facing city dwellers, from education to eating.
There are 1.8 million people in Gaza. What would that look like in your city?
Where in the world is it unbearably hot right now?
One designer thinks his version of the notorious 1972 subway map wouldn't bother as many New Yorkers.
Thirty days, 30 random cabbie journeys based on actual location data.
Helicopter owners and tech-savvy birds, rejoice. You can now map the literal shortest distance to your destination.
The full catalog of USGS topographic surveys is now all on one site and searchable by city.
Mapping when temperatures hit the max all over the U.S.
A map and data enthusiast found this colorful chart that tracks where the United States grew and shrunk between 1790 and 1890.
It could be over 95 degrees most of the year in Florida by the time Millennials retire.
You can see what it actually feels like to live in a 5000-year-old city.
Cities like Washington and San Francisco are gaining the highly skilled but losing their less-educated workforce.
Where the early 1990s Scottish rockers could walk, if they actually walked 500 miles and then 500 more.
And these are only the ones that get reported.
Marvel at these global heat maps of popular cycling and running routes.
A process called "blexting" and a neighborhood-focused property auction may help fix the city's crippling property woes.
Getting satellite luminosity data right could help us better understand what works and what doesn't in urban development.
Massimo Vignelli, who died Tuesday at the age of 83, brought simplicity to American graphic design.