Maps

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

Flickr user Bikoy, licensed under Creative Commons

Why Walkable Cities Aren't Always the Ones You'd Think

Factors like bad weather and long commutes don't make a place less walkable

Gary Gates, UCLA Williams Institute

The Geography of Same-Sex Couples

Revised census figures reveal the cities with the most same-sex households

Flickr user: brunosan, under a Creative Commons license

The World's Best Subway Maps

20 mass transit maps worthy of hanging on your wall

REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

For the Unemployed, Geography Can Be Destiny

Not every place and every citizen has been affected by the recession the same way

The Rapid Growth of the Suburban Poor

2000s mark a turning point in the geography of American poverty

Contemporary Paris and the Nazi occupation of 1940, overlapped with WhatWasThere.com

Create Your Own Historical Maps with WhatWasThere

New website combines vintage photography with Google Street View

Reuters/Larry Downing

The Geography of Obama’s Tanking Approval Ratings

The president’s stated goal of uniting the country may be a lost cause

Name That Waterway

The words we use for rivers and streams change with their geography