Maps

What the Shutdown Revealed About the Economic Divides in U.S. Politics

Tea Party America doesn't look much like the base of the big-business Republican Party.

Mapping the World's Deadliest Roads

Unsafe roads and driving laws allow the global traffic-death rate to remain "unacceptably high," according to the World Health Organization.

A Disturbing Animation of 15 Years of Evictions in San Francisco

How a California state law has helped convert many rental properties into condos.

The Metros That Sorely Need the U.S. Government to Keep Paying Its Bills

Where Americans depend the most on federal spending.

Mapping the 'Time Boundaries' of a City

An EU-funded project is building platforms to detect patterns in how people use urban spaces.

Did the Recession Convince Americans to Move to More Productive Cities?

Not really, though there are a few exceptions.

The Depressing Geography of Debt Collection

Where creditors can legally take your car, your home, the last dollar in your bank account, and your kitchen appliances.

This Surprising Map Shows Which Countries Have the Most 'Digital Natives'

The U.S. is not number one. 

A New Type of Growing City

"This is where the talent wants to live."

U.S. Women Are Dying Younger Than Their Mothers, and No One Knows Why

Medical advances have prolonged life expectancy, but women in parts of the country have been left behind.

A Delightfully Trippy Map of Every Single Building in The Netherlands

The ages of Dutch structures are shown as glorious, prismatic blasts in this obsessively detailed map.

The Shame of Not Letting Felons Vote

5.85 million Americans can't vote because of their criminal history, putting the U.S. at odds with countries throughout the developed world.

One Map With Each Country's Favorite Website

Facebook, Google, and—a newspaper?

Watch Amtrak's Trains Move Along Their Routes in Real Time

The useful, clean, and customer-friendly service lets anyone follow how fast a train is moving at any given time.

These Massive Data Facilities Could Be Targets of Government Spying

The physical infrastructure of the Internet presents tantalizing targets for the NSA and other eavesdropping agencies.

Mapping the Glum Inequality of Happiness in the World

The happiest countries on Earth are rich and European; the most miserable are located in impoverished Sub-Saharan Africa.

How Cell Phone Minutes Can Help Map the Distribution of Wealth in Africa

Without reliable government data, a group of researchers theorizes that the size of airtime purchases in Côte d’Ivoire roughly approximates wealth.

The Great Growth Disconnect: Population Growth Does Not Equal Economic Growth

It can create a troubling illusion of prosperity.

The Uneven Growth of High and Low-Wage Jobs Across America

The economic recovery — if we can call it that — has been driven largely by low-paying positions.