Long before the Interstate Highway System, the country's mishmash of independent trails officially became part of a numerical system.
A French archival map represents global migration circa 1858 in strikingly similar ways to how researchers do it today.
Crunching the numbers on the geography of winter's worst weather.
Imagining the bustling nautical society of the Bay Area archipelago.
The infamous, secret city was a hotbed of temptation and violence that most refused to enter—even after the walls came down.
In this "index of global connectedness," 7 of the 10 largest international call routes initiate from the U.S.
MapStory can give users the tools to map the growth of every municipality in the world.
An interactive map shows what languages—apart from English—are most spoken at each underground stop.
A new tool called Urban Layers tracks Manhattan's rise, block by block, since 1765.
It might be simpler to mark where an ex-Jimmy Johnner CAN legally put meat on sub roll.
How maps created for fire insurers show the evolution of cities.
Potayto! Puhtato! Portaturggh!
Examining swelling urban borders over the past 100 years.
A new interactive map shows the best and worst cities for women looking to marry men.
Detailed map projections, updated quickly, keep the fear factor current.
The first installment of a new series in conversation with mapmakers on the works that most inspire them.
In President Barack Obama's 'latte salute' scandal, the nation's coffee preferences are revealed.
It took illustrator Jenni Sparks three months to finish this secret-laden cartography.
What's the shortest route, if you're visiting each city exactly once and then returning to the point of origin?