Maps

Watch a Decade of Data Come to Life on OpenStreetMap

The open-source, citizen-driven mapmaking tool has democratized the insular world of cartography.

Help New York Build a Digital Time Machine

The New York Public Library needs a hand with its ambitious "Google Maps of yesteryears" project.

Is Your Neighborhood Healthy for Children?

A new interactive tool rates neighborhoods on the "Child Opportunity Index"—a quality-of-life scale for young residents.

Where Do Locals Go in Major Cities? Check Out This Interactive World Map

A world map made of millions of geotagged tweets show the spots where locals—and tourists—flock.

America's Most Economically Segregated Cities

Can you guess what Tallahassee, Trenton, and Tucson all have in common?

Kids in India Are Sparking Urban Planning Changes by Mapping Slums

A new project aims to give young Indians a voice in the city-development process.

The Geography of Box Office Success

In honor of the Oscars, we tried mapping where 2014's biggest movies were set and shot. What we learned surprised us.

The Quietest Places in America, Mapped

New data from National Park Service scientists shows that "most people live in environments where night skies and soundscapes are profoundly degraded."

This Century-Old Map of Hershey Headquarters Is Pretty Sweet

In the town of Hershey, the streets are named for chocolate. Watch your step near the gum factory.

Where There Are More Single Men Than Women

Almost everywhere, actually—at least up until a certain age.

Every City Should Have Something Like San Francisco's Mass Transit Access Map

It lets you see exactly how much of the city you can reach in a given time window.

4 Maps Crucial to Understanding Europe's Population Shift

Despite economic growth in Central and Eastern Europe, the continent is still migrating to the Northwest.

More Cities Should Make Mythbusting Maps Like This

An interactive map takes down D.C.'s urban legends. Expanded, it could offer a hyperlocal look at the lore of cities across the country.

Mapping the Morning Rush Hour

In Nevada, you're likely to leave for work between midnight and 5 a.m.

16 Maps That Explain Barcelona

Visualizing the Spanish city in bike-share maps, taxi routes, tweets, and more.

East Asia's Massive Urban Growth, in 5 Infographics

If everyone who recently migrated to cities in the region were a country unto themselves, it would be the world's sixth largest.

Chicago, the Last Great Capital of Cartography

As America grew in the late 19th century, so did mapmaking—and Chicago was at the heart of it.

Mapping the Crushing Truth About Your Work Commute

Many people in the U.S. carpool, walk, and use public transit to get to work—but most are still hacking traffic in a car, all alone.

Maps That You Can Hear and Touch

Scientists and architects are pioneering a new cartography for blind users.