Maps

Mapping Winter's Last Gasp in America

When will the last freezing day occur in your neck of the woods?

Further Proof That It's Hard to Be a Mets Fan

Facebook data of baseball allegiances shows the geography of fandom.

Why Mapping Matters for Amsterdam's Startup Culture

The city is using a unique interactive map to chart its entrepreneurial density—which is good for companies and investors.

Now You Can Play Pac-Man on the Streets of Your Own City

Run away from Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde down nearly any Google Maps environment you wish.

A Grimly Fascinating Map of Toxic Spills in Brooklyn

The borough is splattered with escaped pollutants like oil, paint, raw sewage, and mystery blood.

Why Most Twitter Maps Can't Be Trusted

A sophisticated age demands a more sophisticated social media cartography.

Cornfields, Trees, and Water: Mapping the Rest of America

Most maps of the U.S. prioritize metropolitan areas. But "Minimal Maps" single out the nation's forests, crops, and waterbodies.

Where Millennials Are Moving Now

New Census data shows that migration patterns among young adults changed after the Great Recession.

Visualizing More Than 80 Million Lightning Strikes

This super-stormy map shows just one month of worldwide electrical violence.

The First-Ever Geologic Map of a Nation Was Just Rediscovered in London

William Smith's kaleidoscopic 1815 geologic map of England was the bedrock of many modern land-based industries.

This Illuminating Map Shows How Sunlight Bathes New Zealand's Capital

An interactive data viz tracks how many rays Wellington actually receives.

Mapping the Lasting Effects of Redlining

Old federal maps and recent Census data combine to show how today's poverty rates align with racist 1930s mortgaging policies.

Mapping Single Ladies and Gents Around the World

If your quest for "the one" spans oceans, here's an atlas that can guide you.

Roam the World in (Almost) Real Time

It's always summer on Google Earth. But a landmark Mapbox project uses satellite imagery to show the planet as it is now.

Seattle Is Far From America's Rainiest City

Most of the eastern U.S. is actually wetter.

Brooklyn, All Over the Maps

A new exhibition explores the borough's complexities by juxtaposing new artworks and historic maps.

A Lost Design for a NYC Subway Map, Rediscovered

In 1964, R. Raleigh D'Adamo won a contest to design a better diagram for the New York subway. Now he's teamed up with a graphic designer to bring it back to life.

How Fractals Bring Imaginary Cities to Life

Artist Emily Garfield maps places that don't exist. "I think that's related to the way cities grow in real life."

Mapping the Global Super-Rich

The favored locales of the 0.002 percent.