Maps

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.

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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.

Chris Nelson

If Only All Subway Sandwich Shops Were Actual Subway Stations

Baltimore gets an edible fantasy transit system.

Gestalten

'Femme Fatales of Cartography'

Inside a beautiful new collection of "maps you shouldn't trust yet cannot help but fall for."

Corcoran et. al

Mapping the Growth of OpenStreetMap

Looking back over the history of the crowdsourced digital street map, a familiar pattern emerges.

Andrew Burton/Reuters

The Frightening Effects of the NYPD's 'Mapping Muslims' Program

"Everybody's an informant."

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Why It's Nearly Impossible to Make GPS Work for India

A "classic example of copy-pasting a first world solution in an emerging economy."

A Map of All the U.S. Nuclear Plants That Almost Melted Down in 2012

Two years after Fukushima, some American nuclear power plants are still having scares.

Londonair.org.uk

'Nowcasting' Pollution on the Streets of London

A visual reminder of where most pollution in our cities comes from.

Reuters

4 Months Later, the Poor Are Still Suffering Disproportionately From Sandy

Many low-income homes and apartment buildings are still dealing with significant damage.

Julia Robinson/Reuters

What SXSW Can Tell Us About the Geography of Indie Music

Texas cities account for three of the top 10 metros, and nearly one in five SXSW acts hail from Texas.

Diplomacy/Avalon Hill

Diplomacy: The Map That Ruined a Thousand Friendships

Allan Calhamer's brilliant geographic legacy.

CityScan

Code Enforcement Goes High-Tech

CityScan uses street-mapping technology and public records to find hidden violations.

Rich Blocks, Poor Blocks

Mapping the Relationship Between Income and Rent

"Rich blocks, poor blocks."

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Where It Takes the Longest to Get To Work

New Census data on commute times suggests not much has changed in the last ten years.