Ken Schwencke/Where the Renters Are

Mapping America's Renters

A new map provides a detailed look at the nation’s twofold housing crisis.

Ted S. Warren/AP

All of Seattle's Development Projects in One Map

An interactive tool just released by the city is a step toward transparency as building continues to boom.

Chicago's Million Dollar Blocks

Mapping Chicago's 'Million Dollar Blocks'

The costs of incarceration are concentrated in low-income, predominantly black communities in the city.

How School Districts Seal Their Students Into Poverty

A striking new map shows how districts’ property-tax funding system enforces divides between rich and poor.

Jishai Evers, Dadaviz

What We Can Learn About the Wage Gap by Mapping Where Men and Women Live

U.S. counties with more women of prime working age are also those with the least gender-based income inequality.

Tax Foundation

What $100 Is Worth in Cities Across the U.S.

That crisp Benjamin only buys you $85 worth of stuff in Washington, D.C.

Robert Manduca

Mapping Every Single Job in the U.S.

The powerful “dot map” brings urban employment data to life.

Cason Clagg/Jeff Smith

Mapping Everywhere Fossils Have Been Found in the U.S.

Explore a world of dead, buried animals with the “United States of Fossiliferousness.”

Victoria Lipov /

What Can You Buy for the Price of One SoHo Apartment?

Sixty-eight homes, in some Detroit neighborhoods.

Martin Prosperity Institute

Mapping the Connections Between Cities, Inequality, and Creative Economies

Some of the world’s most powerful creative economies are doing economic development wrong. It doesn’t need to be that way.


A Map of Neighborhood Noise Pollution You Can Actually Use

Now in L.A. and soon for all of North America: Punch in an address to find out how loud the location is and why.

Tim Waters/OpenStreetMap contributors/CC BY-SA

Psychedelic Maps Made With Google's 'DeepDream' Code

When you apply Google’s artificial neural networks to cartography, the hills literally have eyes.

Max Galka/Microcosm

Mapping the U.S. by Property Value Instead of Land Area

Troubling inequities are revealed when you look at the country by total property values.

Urban Institute

Wealth Doesn't Trickle Down, But the Effects of Housing Discrimination Do

From 1990 to 2010, wealth has accumulated in ever-richer neighborhoods, thanks in part to exclusionary housing practices. / Flickr

Where Electric Vehicles Actually Cause More Pollution Than Gas Cars

If you think EVs are always greener, these county-level maps will take you by surprise.

REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

How Cities Can Make Work Safer for Recycling Workers

A new report outlines the dangers posed to these workers, and the ways cities can make the job less hazardous.

Where LGBTQ Americans Can Now Marry

The states where same-sex marriage is now legal in the United States.

iQoncept /

When Maps Lie

Tips from a geographer on how to avoid being fooled.


Where Europeans Spend the Most on Rent, Mapped

Renters in the U.K. spend the most in absolute terms and as a proportion of their average income.