Maps

Which World Governments Are Most Likely to Snoop on Your Facebook?

The United States, Italy, and the United Kingdom are particularly good at obtaining private Facebook data, a new map reveals.

Mapping the World's Mapmakers, in 65,000 Hues

A detailed picture of one million contributors – and what they've contributed – to OpenStreetMap.

The Potential Nuclear Fallout in North Carolina, Mapped

In 1961, a powerful bomb nearly went off in Goldsboro. Its devastating effects would have been felt all the way up in New York City.

Here's Where You're Most Likely to Die From Air Pollution

A new NASA map of the planet lays out the depressing geographies of smog and premature death.

Where America's Economic Output Is Growing

80 percent of all metro areas saw their GDP's rise in 2012, according to a new Bureau of Economic Analysis report.

Why the U.S. Needs to Fall Out of Love With Homeownership

Politicians should stop pretending that owning your own home is the way to make the nation richer.

The Mass Killing Incidents Since Obama Took Office, Mapped

A GIF to illustrate the death toll, month-by-month.

The Ridiculous Mistakes Artists Make When They Try to Draw the U.S. From Memory

Cy Twombly left out New Mexico "because otherwise the map would look like underpants."

Book Lovers Will Adore These Neat New Maps

Two ways to chart the connection between reading and place.

A Block-by-Block Map of Brooklyn, in Garbage

No, Jennifer Maravillas is not crazy. But she does walk the streets picking up interesting pieces of trash.

Map Battle of the Day: Pick Boston's Best Subway Map Redesign

Options galore.

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.

Twitter Knows Which Parts of New York City Smell Bad

And other glimpses of the mood of the city.

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.

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.

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

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

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'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.