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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.

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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.

Tom Loois

Choosing the Paths Less Traveled? There's an App for That

BlankWays keeps track of which streets you've been down, and plots new, untraveled routes.

Reuters

Which American Cities Won the Most Medals?

When it comes to the Games, the West Coast dominates.

Google

Google's Growing Web of Street Traffic Surveillance

The phone in your pocket could be monitoring traffic.

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Making City Biking Less Scary

Maps of traffic stress show where improvements can help build a better bicycle network.

Josh Edelson / Reuters

The Geography of Work-Related Injuries

Some states see a much higher incidence of non-fatal injuries. Here's why.

Reuters

The Divided Global City

Global class conflict is still playing out on a local scale.

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The Geography of America's Music Scenes

Mapping musicians and the music businesses across the U.S.

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Decline of the Day: Stop and Frisk Down 34 Percent in New York

With legal challenges mounting, the NYPD conducted 70,000 fewer stops last quarter.

Columbia Pictures

The Geography of James Bond

Who's been to more cities, you or 007?

James Cheshire

Mapping a City's Surnames

An amazing new tool tracks the names and nationalities that dominate parts of London.

In Search of a Cure for Zombie Neighborhoods

A new study details the rise of abandoned properties in Buffalo.

Google/YouTube

A Satellite Time-Lapse Wondermap

Watch 13 years of development and change on any point on the globe.