Maps

Everybody Already Hates the Google Maps Redesign

And they aren't even coming out until next week.

OSM

This Cutting-Edge Map Tool Turns Anyone Into a Cartographer

OpenStreetMap debuts a new map editor that will close the gap between grassroots mapping and its giant industry rivals.

Dots on a Bus

Your Rush-Hour Commute as an Animated Cartoon

A playful take on serious transit data.

Sarah Lawrence

Delicious Map of the Day: A Pizza Map of All the Pizza Places in Atlanta

Sarah Lawrence, a design student, also created a cake map of the city's bakeries.

NHC

Where Working Households Are Struggling the Most to Pay Their Rent

More than a quarter of America's working renter households now spend a majority of their income on rent.

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Telling the Story of Inequality on Public Transit, With Maps

A mash-up of poverty rates and transit quality from San Francisco.

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Does Having Lots of Local Governments Help or Hurt Economic Development?

The number of local governments per capita is negatively correlated with key measures of state economic performance.

David Rumsey/DPLA

Explore 38,000 Historical Maps, Online and Searchable

The Digital Public Library of America announces the addition of a vast treasure trove of maps.

Google Earth

DIY Mapping Goes Mainstream

Some of the best images on Google Earth, brought to you by random people.

ThankYouLondon

Gratitude Map of the Day: Thank You London

Something to be thankful for, from Mitcham to Highgate Hill.

rightsizeparking.org

Mapping the Subtle Science of Parking Demand

The Seattle region pioneers a way to calculate just the right amount of parking.

Jason Reed/Reuters

Immigrants Boost the Wages, Income and Economic Output of Cities

Contrary to the political conventional wisdom, higher shares of immigrants are associated with many good things in U.S. metros.

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The Recession Halted Urban Job Sprawl

A silver lining.

The Geography of the Boston Marathon Manhunt

Much of last night's action took place in Cambridge and Watertown, a western suburb of Boston.

crashstories.org

Mapping the Car Crash Near Misses That No One Ever Sees

Data about traffic accidents that nearly happen could help prevent collisions that actually do.

M. Dewar

The Case for (Selective) Squatting

Sometimes, it can be in a city's best interest to encourage the people who do it.

The Map as Ghost Story, Love Story and Everything in Between

A new book invites New York residents to draw their own experiences on maps of Manhattan.

Benedikt Groß

Imagining the World's Cities in the Ocean-Dominated 'Hunger Games' Universe

If climate change caused the waters to rise by 500 feet, this is what major international cities might look like.

The Frustration of San Francisco's Mass-Transit Riders, Visualized

If one were to somehow take a mental-health reading of commuters at 6:30 p.m. on a Monday, it would look something like this "Frustration Index."