Maps

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."

Reuters

Key Locations in the Boston Marathon Attacks

Maps of where blasts occurred, the race course, the streets in question.

National Fair Housing Alliance

Look How Many States Still Allow Housing Discrimination Against Gays

Also: unmarried couples and poor families.

Boston Wants You to Design a Better Transit Map

The MBTA has opened a competition to the public. And a good thing too - the current map has serious flaws.

MPI's Zara Matheson

America's Most Post-Industrial Metros

The cities that lead America's transition from a goods-producing to service economy.

Stamen

4 of the World's Great Cities Like You've Never Seen Them Before

You probably didn't even know that watercolor comes in 3D.

MapBox

A Satellite Map Capable of Erasing All the World's Clouds

Suddenly, the earth beneath our atmosphere becomes much clearer – and more beautiful.

Spatial Information Design Lab, GSAPP, Columbia University

How a Map Is Like an Op-Ed

Thanks to the open data movement, anyone can be a cartographer. Professor Laura Kurgan on geography as a storytelling tool.

How the Density of Your County Affects How You Vote

There's a decisive break between Democratic and Republican support at a population density of 800 persons/per square mile.

Reuters

More Than Half of America's Rivers Are Very Polluted

A new report by the EPA found that the majority of rivers and streams can't support healthy aquatic life.

Floating Sheep

Who Writes the Wikipedia Entries About Where You Live?

And what if it's not other people who live there?

A Map of the Entire Universe

The Cosmic Microwave Background, or CMB, was imprinted on the sky when the universe was young.

Mapping the Noxious Ozone Plumes Over Houston

A new app from Texas researchers shows how clouds of lung-pummeling ozone move through Houston neighborhoods.

N. Pestalozzi

Booming Asian Cities Are Tugging The World's Center of Light East

The light of urban development seen from space can tell us much about the shape of the world's economy.

Shutterstock

The End of Private Schools?

Enrollment is declining, and charter schools are the most likely culprit.

Reuters

The Geography of March Madness

Maps highlight which teams have the biggest reach.

All the Cities Photographed From the International Space Station

If your hometown's been shot by astronaut/prolific shutterbug Chris Hadfield, it's probably viewable on this interactive map.

Amazing Views From the Top of the World

Google Street View goes to its most extreme destinations yet: 4 of the planet's highest mountains.