Maps

Map of the Day: America's Poverty Belt

The poor in the U.S. are disproportionately clustered in a handful of southern states

Martin Prosperity Institute

The Geography of American Brands

Some U.S. cities have more top global brands than many large countries

Documenting the Japanese Earthquake With Maps

A new mash-up overlays stories, pictures and videos

ITO

Mapping Traffic Fatalities Across the Country

A new interactive map shows where drivers, bikers and pedestrians were killed 

Reuters

How Americans Really React to High Gas Prices

A new analysis of gas prices in U.S. cities finds that even minor jumps in fuel costs send people to buses and rails

Infinite Manhattan

Imagining New York's street grid applied to the entire world

The Geography of Stuck

America can be divided into two distinct classes, the stuck and the mobile

Reuters

The Geography of Great Restaurants

Why tolerant, happy places provide the best places to eat

FloatingSheep.org

Mapping the 'Anti-Creative Class'

A fun new map from Floating Sheep marries the popularity of bars with the price of marijuana

Bostonography

The Map Geeks Behind 'Bostonography'

Enterprising cartographers explore the mappability of Boston

Martin Prosperity Institute

Where the Twitterati Live

Why the world's most popular tweeters are clustered in a handful of American cities—and Brazil

Reuters

2011's Most Fascinating Municipal Races

A map of the country's most intriguing mayoral races, city council competitions and referendums

The Increasingly Republican States of America

The percentage of Americans who say they lean Republican has increased in 47 of the 50 states

Where the Poorest Americans Live

After dropping for nearly a decade, the number of Americans living in extreme poverty is on the rise

Flickr/CarbonNYC

Where Creative Class Women Should Work

Some states treat their creative women better than others

Where the 1% Live

The richest Americans are gathered in a handful of metropolitan areas

Globaia.org

Mapping the Age of Humans

How one organization is visualizing our impact on earth

Where Homeowners Are Underwater

Obama has a new plan to help owners refinance their mortgages, but some places will benefit more than others

Rustbelt Baseball Fans: A Little Less Miserable?

Three Midwestern MLB teams with modest payrolls outlasted everyone else this year