Maps

Google's New Chicago Home Isn't More Transit-Friendly, But It Is More Highway-Friendly

Yet it's being hailed as a victory for transit-oriented development.

A Fascinating Geography of New York's 'Two Cities'

In some places, the city's real estate prices are soaring, but it's not true everywhere.

Class-Divided Cities: London Edition

There are deep divisions in one of the world's most powerful global cities.

Maps Never Meant for Human Eyes

This is what a 3D map looks like when compressed into 2D form, as only computers can read it.

Hollywood's Greatest Hauntings, in One Horror-Filled Map

A spooky look at the geography of more than 200 top-rated scary movies.

An Extraordinary 'Synthetic' Map of Every Household in America

By age, size, income and race.

The U.S. Metros With the Most Political Influence

In 2012, just 10 counties - out of 3,000 - were responsible for 30 percent of contributions made by individuals to national candidates.

Where Opportunity Is Hardest to Find

A map of America's unequal economic mobility.

This Is the World on Flickr

A map from the Oxford Internet Institute reveals the geographical distribution of billions of photos uploaded to the popular image-sharing site.

The Neighborhood Data Portal Every City Needs

Los Angeles rolls out interactive neighborhood health profiles covering everything from crime stats to obesity rates.

Study: Almost Half of Public School Students Are Now Low-Income

A new study reminds us that poverty is the giant backpack dragging down American students.

The Depressing Truth About Single Mothers and Job Access

In Toronto, single-parent households face a serious transit disadvantage.

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.