Istanbul Urban Database/MIT

The Evolution of Istanbul, In Maps

Explore the crucial milestones in the life of the now-troubled city on this interactive platform.

Sensible City Lab

Mapping the Urban Tree Canopy in Major Cities

MIT’s Treepedia reveals where the streets are greenest, and which ones could use more work.

New York City Transit Museum

New York's Second Ave Subway: A Century in Maps

A visual history of an infamously troubled project.

Sasha Trubetskoy

America’s Love of Sprawl Starts Right at the Border

Urban areas that straddle the U.S.-Mexico border have grown together, but in very different ways.

Atlas of ReUrbanism

Mapping the Value of Neighborhood 'Character'

The Atlas of ReUrbanism begins to explore how older buildings help density and affordability, but it doesn’t go far enough.

Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP

Mapping Who Will Be Hurt by D.C. Metro's Late-Night Cuts

Service workers will likely have fewer safe, affordable ways to get home after late shifts.


The U.S. Mapped in Shadows of the Setting Sun

See how hills and mountains would cast shadows across the land on the Summer Solstice.


Mapping the Changes in Europe's Drug Use

Sewer water analysis unlocks some hidden patterns.


Mapping the Stark Rich-Poor Divide in Major U.S. Cities

A new project from Esri lays bare the geographic split between wealthy and lower-income neighborhoods.

NASA/Goddard/Arizona State University

The Map That Lets You Listen to the Radio Everywhere

Radio Garden is a meditation on connectedness and what broadcast technology does to local culture.

Museum of the City of New York

A Manufacturing Map of New York, Circa 1919

Take a look into all the wonderful stuff New Yorkers were creating a century ago, including a whole ton of women’s wear.

Will Geary

Visualizing a Full Day on the New York City Subway

Except as something really fast and elegant.

Nelson and Rae, 2016

How 4 Million Commutes Shape America's 'Megaregions'

New maps use math to define the amorphous term.

Regional Plan Association

Mapping the Inundation of New York City

A new report details the harrowing consequences of sea level rise.


Where Climate Change Will Bring Extreme Rainfall to the U.S.

By 2100, parts of the U.S. could see a 400 percent leap in extreme summer storms.

DC Historic Preservation Office

Behold This Huge Interactive Map of D.C.'s Historic Buildings

It took the city’s office of historic preservation more than 15 years to make, covers 127,000 buildings, and it’s still not quite finished.

Taylor Blake/Martin Prosperity Institute

Mapping How America's Metro Areas Voted

The geography of the 2016 election is spiky.

Paul Sakuma/AP

30 Years of Oil and Gas Pipeline Accidents, Mapped

The sheer number of incidents involving America’s fossil fuel infrastructure suggests environmental concerns should go beyond Standing Rock.