Maps

The Cities With the Most At Stake in the Payroll Tax Fight

A New Year’s payroll tax hike would hit 'working stiff' metro areas the hardest

Which U.S. Cities Offer the Most Economic Security?

A new map of metropolitan areas highlights stark contrasts that go beyond unemployment figures

Map of the Day: The Uneven Spread of Urban Poverty

Economic segregation is still a big problem in cities like Washington, D.C.

Map of the Day: New Yorkers' Tipping Habits Revealed

Not all neighborhoods tip the same amounts for different ethnic take-out options

Imagining a City Without Its Public Transportation

The D.C. metro models how the region would change if there were no subways or buses

Map of the Day: America's Poverty Belt

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

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

Mapping Traffic Fatalities Across the Country

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

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

The Geography of Great Restaurants

Why tolerant, happy places provide the best places to eat

Mapping the 'Anti-Creative Class'

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

The Map Geeks Behind 'Bostonography'

Enterprising cartographers explore the mappability of Boston

Where the Twitterati Live

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

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