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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.

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The Geography of America's Best Food Trucks

101 trucks in 23 metros.

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Paying Retail Workers a Little Better Can Make a Huge Difference

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

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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.

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The Real Reason Cities Lean Democratic

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

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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.

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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).

The Urban Electorate: Why Republicans Can't Afford to Concede the City Vote Ever Again

Just take a look at these maps.

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The Needlessly Inscrutable Geography of Scientific Funding

Data are scarce, but a look at grants from the National Institutes of Health gives us at least a partial picture.

The 2011 Report That Predicted New York's Subway Flooding Disaster

Climate scientists saw this coming, and their estimates on service restoration are no more encouraging.

Google Street View Tackles the Grand Canyon

The mapping service's sherpas are on the trail, backpack topped with the camera orb in tow.

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The New Geography of Finance

Despite the crisis, the U.S. finance industry has grown since 2008.

The 'Confusing and Nonsensical Grandeur' of Dublin Transport

Aris Venetikidis has mapped out a better mass transit system. He's still waiting for the city to embrace it.

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Is Your Region Innovative, Productive, Creative, or Just Populated?

A new study gauges the relative contribution of U.S. metros to population, innovation, and economic growth.