Maps

One Map, A World of Temperatures

Microclimates and macroclimates, blended together in a gorgeous app.

Monitoring the Spreading Radiation From Fukushima, in Real Time

A searchable map for the country updates every ten minutes with data from the Nuclear Regulatory Authority.

NECSI

Twitter Knows Which Parts of New York City Smell Bad

And other glimpses of the mood of the city.

Dylan Raleigh/Tricia Spoonts

Mapping Where You're More Likely to Get Price-Gouged By a Hospital

American hospitals that provide high-quality, affordable treatment tend to hail from the heartland, according to a new visualization.

Associated Press

How Lasers Will Give the U.S. East Coast Precise New Post-Sandy Maps

The survey will kickoff the most revolutionary American mapping project in a century.

Zara Matheson

Where Wages Have Grown the Most (and Least) Since the Recovery

A look at the U.S. cities where salaries are rising the fastest.

Reuters

Exploring the Curious Connections Between Traffic Deaths and NFL Home Games

With millions of fans driving to stadiums every week, is it more dangerous to take to the road after a football game?

NASA

NASA's Satellites Are Watching the Rim Fire Creep Into Yosemite

Nighttime images show the gradual spread of the tremendous wildfire, which is burning brighter than the city lights of Reno.

Energyzip.org

Where New Yorkers Run Up the Biggest Power Bills

And where they pay the heaviest price for it.

NOAA

All the Hurricanes of the Past 170 Years, Mapped

See where 11,967 cyclones overlap in space in this fascinating look at the planet's most powerful storms.

Bruno Imbrizi

Explore the London Underground With This Awesome 3-D Simulation

"Mind the Gap" takes advantage of open data to present a rotating, zoomable, ambient-noise-inflected model of London's train system.

Reuters

How Too Much Parking Strangled the Motor City

When supporting local businesses means driving everywhere.

Shutterstock

Why We Should Build a National Internet System Under the National Highway System

A "broadband superhighway" would broaden digital access, boost the economy, and lay the foundation for an intelligent transportation system.

Shutterstock

Should We Be Embracing Golf Carts as a Cheaper Alternative to Electric Vehicles?

The trend is a reminder that cities could be doing more to promote EV use.

Mark Byrnes

A Visitor's Guide to Florida's Most Notorious Law Enforcement Agencies

Seven police and sheriff's departments that have proven they won't hesitate to wreck your life. 

Visual Proof That Geographic Data Really Should Be Free

New York City and California have begun to offer up their GIS files to anyone who wants them, and early results are amazing.

NYC Election Atlas

Proof That Lots of New Yorkers Once Actually Liked Anthony Weiner

And other patterns from a new Election Atlas of New York voting results.

Nobutaka Aozaki

Meet the Man Trying to Save the Lost Art of Hand-Drawn Maps

Conceptual artist Nobutaka Aozaki asks New York tourists for directions scribbled on a napkin, receipt, or stray piece of paper.

Shutterstock

You May Never Need to Pay Cash at a Tollbooth Again

Since the emergence of E-Z Pass twenty years ago, toll passes have remained largely a regional game. Not for long.