Maps

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Traveling the Entire Length of California by Local Transit

A new state rail map shows that it can be done — should you be crazy enough to try it.

Michael Schade

A Map for All Possible Routes

How to get where you're going by foot, by car, by transit and bike, all on one map.

Zara Matheson

Gun Violence in U.S. Cities Compared to the Deadliest Nations in the World

New Orleans is like Honduras, Detroit is similar to El Salvador.

Alexander Dunkel

What Flickr Can Teach Us About the Way We Photograph Cities

Maps of data offer a precise understanding of the where we shoot different landmarks.

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This Latest Upgrade Won't Fix Amtrak's WiFi

The best commuters can hope for is very fast internet very occasionally.

Sara Johnson

Diversity in the 113th Congress Looks Pathetic When You Plot It On a Map

Race and gender ratios in the U.S. House: Still terrible.

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Why Cruises Start and Stop Where They Do

What it takes to become a port city of a major cruise line.

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The Best U.S. Cities for Losing Weight

The metros that offer you the best chance of shedding those extra pounds.

Happy 150th Birthday, London Tube!

See how the Underground map has changed through the years.

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Wikipedia's Most Common Word in the History of Nations? Definitely 'War'

A map of few words.

Mapping India's Rape Problem

In the wake of the death of a gang rape victim in New Delhi, a look at the country through rape statistics.

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Mapping Brooklyn's Spiky Gentrification

Property values have soared in some neighborhoods. But other parts of the borough have been largely excluded from the boom.

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The Geography of Drunk Driving

The percentage of accidents involving alcohol varies widely by city.

Brandon Martin-Anderson

Mapping the Census: A Dot for Every Person

A perfect representation of density.

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L.A.'s Gun Buyback Program Was a Huge Success

By lunch time, officials had already collected more than the 1,673 weapons exchanged last year.

Brendan McDermid/Reuters

A Search for America's Merriest Cities (Inspired By Dr. Seuss)

Introducing the Grinch Conversion Index. Where in the United States is Whoville?

What Produces More Light Pollution in Australia: Cities or Wildfires?

Parts of the outback are lit up with so much flame they look like huge metropolises at night.

Drawing the Intricate Details of City Life By Hand

Illustrator Jenni Sparks discusses her lively, unique renderings of New York and London.

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A New, Highly Detailed Image of North Korea's (Lack of) Electrical Infrastructure

The energy disparity between Pyongyang and its neighbors is clearer than ever in this awesome NASA satellite shot.