Maps

An Imaginary City, 50 Years in the Mapping

Jerry Gretzinger has been working on his 1,500-square-foot map for much of his life.

A Gorgeous Visualization of Future Wind Patterns

Will it be still as a crypt tomorrow or gusty as a typhoon?

The Ultimate Map of New York's Mean Streets

A new visualization, based on NYPD numbers, shows just how hazardous the city is for pedestrians.

Reddit, Mapped

A data scientist visualizes the sprawling site so you can find that weird, niche-interest group you never even knew to look for.

The Age of Every Building in Los Angeles, Mapped

A fascinating resource for lovers of city planning, made possible by open data.

Mapping the Hourly Wage Needed to Rent a 2-Bedroom Apartment in Every U.S. State

The figures highlight the mismatch between dipping job earnings and soaring housing costs.

Mapping the Density of Baltimore's Vacant-Housing Crisis

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is currently occupied with issues of policing and crime. But the city’s massive housing problem is also an issue indivisible from justice.

Mapping the Grand Canyon's Gruesome Legacy of Death

More than 700 people have perished in the yawning crevice—here’s where and how.

Mapping the New York That Once Was

An addictive new interactive project marries a vast array of archival photos with a detailed map of the city.

The 50 States of Highly Specific Food Cravings

A new map uses Foursquare data to reveal the most unique tastes in food or drink, state by state.

What You Can Learn Watching the Movements of an Entire Public Transportation System

An open-source, animated map features 249 global mass transit networks.

The Stark Inequality of U.S. Public Schools, Mapped

Who attends America’s “high-poverty” public schools—and where.

Interactive Maps Can Now Get the 'Matrix' Treatment

It’s one of many flashy design demos available on the new customizable map animation engine Tangram.

When Rivers Look Like Subway Systems

These maps of intersecting waterbodies will make you think twice about where yours comes from.

Turn Your City Into Legos With 'Brick Street View'

A Google Maps mod invites you to be a kid again.

Songs About Your City, Mapped

Music about your metro is a click away.

It's Never Been This Easy to Find a Great Topographical Map

A new open-access tool from the U.S. Geological Survey lets you browse maps of any place, time, or scale.

After Nearly a Century, Redlining Still Divides Baltimore

A powerful new map of the city shows how its current poverty rates match up to racist mortgage policies of the past.

Mapping Every City’s Most Scenic Routes, One Photo at a Time

The "Geotaggers' World Atlas" follows the path of Flickr images.