Maps

Brad Lyon

Watch This Anxiety-Provoking Simulation of U.S. Births and Deaths

The screams of the newly born and grim silence of the dying is visualized in this statistical tango that's mesmerizing to watch.

What Should the Israeli-Palestinian Border Look Like? You Decide

A new interactive tool allows you to decide how many Israeli settlers to annex and what constitutes a viable Palestinian state.

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2/3 of Sandy-Damaged Homes in N.Y. Were Outside the 100-Year Flood Zone

One more sign it's time to rethink our planning for natural disasters.

WNYC

Mapping the New York Neighborhoods With the Most Out-of-Towners

Out-of-state migrants are skipping the outer boroughs and heading straight to Manhattan.

6 Videos That Show the Fascinating Ebb and Flow of Regional Transit

These maps track the movement of transit vehicles in various cities over the course of 24 hours.

Reuters

How Climate Change Is Creating New Exurbs in the Middle East

Hot temperatures and droughts are pushing people into cities, often with disastrous consequences.

A Never-Before-Seen Satellite View of Earth's Cities at Night

NASA has unveiled the most detailed nocturnal image of Earth to date, and it's a stunner.

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Mapping the 'Demand' Side of Prostitution

The geography of modern "john" shaming.

How You Describe Yourself Depends on Where You're From

According to LinkedIn, Americans think of themselves as "creative," Brazilians are "experimental," and in Indonesia, "multinational" is the top descriptor.

The Surprising Metros That Bounced Back From the Recession First

So far there are only three of them in the U.S. The rest of us are still working on it.

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6 Great Transit Maps That Aren't Transit Maps

From classic movies to the Mississippi River to a meta map of the world's transit systems.

Reuters

The Geography of America's Best Food Trucks

101 trucks in 23 metros.

Reuters

Paying Retail Workers a Little Better Can Make a Huge Difference

A Black Friday look at the geography of retail workers' wages.

Reuters

Why a Browser Called Opera Is So Hot in Europe's Last Police State

Opera is surprisingly popular in Belarus, thanks to the country's socialist regime.

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To Get America Growing Again, We Have to Look to Our Most Productive Metro Areas

The United States is not just as a single national economy but a collection of city and metro economies, and they're growing at starkly different rates.

Chris Howard

The Real Reason Cities Lean Democratic

How politics are inseparable from density, and what this means for Republicans.

Courtesy of Food: An Atlas

Check Out This Food Atlas Created by 'Guerrilla Cartographers'

The book looks at everything from farmers' markets to where CSA produce comes from.

Finally, iPhone Maps That Aren't a Total Disaster

Nokia Maps for iPhone have (almost) everything Apple Maps doesn't.

Reuters

The Growing Rural Isolation of Veterans

If you live in a city, you're much less likely today to know a vet (or to know about his or her problems).