Contour lines borrowed from natural terrain can tell us much about life in the city.
Projects from Vancouver to Washington to Kathmandu.
The metros and occupations where independent workers earn the most.
Redrawn maps of the world's air-transport network could change the way we track disease from city to city.
5 percent of Tweets out of the city are in a language other than English.
The city has approved a local ordinance and even drawn districts for retailers — now it waits.
On the 209th birthday of the first steam engine trip, how the Civil War impeded, then accelerated, the progress of America's trains.
A new report finds that two-thirds of newly developed units are too expensive for local residents.
That foreign beer you're drinking may not be that exotic.
People in Napa, California, sure are satisfied. And the saddest places all swear too much.
Not all urban areas are bastions of blue. Population, density and education all play a role.
In Austin, maps are color-coded by comfort level rather than traffic-engineering standards.
Would you dissolve in fire or would your clothes simply ignite?
All the tweets in the world glimmer in this entrancing visualization of real-time tweets.
Complete with in-game music.
Depending on your capacity for innuendo, of course.
Thick trails of lung-damaging nitrogen dioxide stretch from ports in China, India and the Middle East, and fume off of coastal cities worldwide.
Some cities, you just can't reach.
Heat maps from Square highlight how concentrated the benefits from the big game really are.