Maps

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America's Best Places for a Raise

Where you live can determine how much more you'll be making next year.

Courtesy of Eric Fischer

Mapmaker, Artist, or Programmer?

Self-described "map geek" Eric Fischer uses urban data to make some of the web's most intriguing spatial images.

Public Lab

The Future of Aerial Mapmaking: Cheap Helium Balloons

A $95 DIY kit can help you map your city with higher resolution than Google Earth can.

Jonathan Ernst / Reuters

Mapping College vs. Pro Football Fans

College football still dominates in the South.

A Map of All the World's Hurricanes Since 1851

Here's a quite different way of looking at the history of tropical storms.

Keith Bedford / Reuters

America's Leading College Towns

Mapping the metros with the largest share and largest number of college students.

MTA

Are Our Transit Maps Tricking Us?

Subway maps distort the reality on the ground for all kinds of reasons. What happens when we make decisions based on them?

David Rumsey Map Collection

Maps of the Day: 33,000 of Them, At Your Disposal

This is the coolest website in the world.

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The Rise of the Majority-Asian Suburb

In southern California, the number of Asian suburbs is growing rapidly.

Robert Galbraith / Reuters

America's Leading High-Tech, Venture Capital Centers

New data tracks the geography of technology investment.

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The Geography of Underwater Homes

New data from Zillow shows fewer homeowners underwater, but the pattern varies widely by geography.

Vertaline

The Rudest City in America? It's Buffalo, Jerkface

You're more likely to get an "F--- you" than a "Good morning" in Buffalo, according to a survey of potty-mouthed Twitter users.

Google

How Well Will 'Google Now' Get You Around? So Far, Not Very

Here's hoping we can avoid a future in which you need to consult three apps to get out the door.

The Mississippi Drought, as Seen From Space

Satellite images show just how critical the situation has become.

Shutterstock

The Unstoppable Spread of Walmart

The store's march across America, in maps.

Adam Frampton

Hong Kong, the City Without Ground

Mapping the vast network of above- and below-ground walkways.

Courtesy of Hinterland Brewery

The Geography of Craft Beer

Mapping America's craft brewers state-by-state.

Reuters

A Problematic Map of Stop-and-Frisk

Its flaws cloud rather than clarify the recent debate over NYPD tactics.

Hugh Gentry / Reuters

The Thriving States of America

A new Gallup poll charts levels of "thriving" across U.S. states.