Maps

The Geography of Business Density

The most and least dense U.S. metros for business enterprise.

The Next Major Real Estate Cycle: Walkable Urbanism?

How shifting demand could pull real estate developers (in cities and the suburbs) in a new direction over the next generation.

Maps of London, Minus London

There's a lot to see when you take away the street grid.

America's Best Places for a Raise

Where you live can determine how much more you'll be making next year.

Mapmaker, Artist, or Programmer?

Self-described "map geek" Eric Fischer uses urban data to make some of the web's most intriguing spatial images.

The Future of Aerial Mapmaking: Cheap Helium Balloons

A $95 DIY kit can help you map your city with higher resolution than Google Earth can.

Mapping College vs. Pro Football Fans

College football still dominates in the South.

A Map of All the World's Hurricanes Since 1851

Here's a quite different way of looking at the history of tropical storms.

America's Leading College Towns

Mapping the metros with the largest share and largest number of college students.

Are Our Transit Maps Tricking Us?

Subway maps distort the reality on the ground for all kinds of reasons. What happens when we make decisions based on them?

Maps of the Day: 33,000 of Them, At Your Disposal

This is the coolest website in the world.

The Rise of the Majority-Asian Suburb

In southern California, the number of Asian suburbs is growing rapidly.

America's Leading High-Tech, Venture Capital Centers

New data tracks the geography of technology investment.

The Geography of Underwater Homes

New data from Zillow shows fewer homeowners underwater, but the pattern varies widely by geography.

The Rudest City in America? It's Buffalo, Jerkface

You're more likely to get an "F--- you" than a "Good morning" in Buffalo, according to a survey of potty-mouthed Twitter users.

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.

The Unstoppable Spread of Walmart

The store's march across America, in maps.

Hong Kong, the City Without Ground

Mapping the vast network of above- and below-ground walkways.