Maps

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."

Shutterstock

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."

Blend Images/Shutterstock.com

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.

Pontevedra.eu

A Subway Map for Pedestrians

Courtesy of the Spanish city of Pontevedra.

Chris Herwig

Mapping Data-Dense Cities as if They Were Mountains

Contour lines borrowed from natural terrain can tell us much about life in the city.

James Koval

Early Fruits of International Open Data Day 2013

Projects from Vancouver to Washington to Kathmandu.

MPI's Zara Matheson

The Geography of America's Freelance Economy

The metros and occupations where independent workers earn the most.

Dirk Brockmann

We've Been Looking at the Spread of Global Pandemics All Wrong

Redrawn maps of the world's air-transport network could change the way we track disease from city to city.

Twitter Data Use of the Day: Mapping the Languages of New York City

5 percent of Tweets out of the city are in a language other than English.

Mapping the Legal Pot Era in Spokane

The city has approved a local ordinance and even drawn districts for retailers — now it waits.