Maps

MIT Media Lab

Where New Yorkers Have the Most Bike Crashes

Thousands of painful wrecks suggest that certain streets could use better safety measures.

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How to Make a Map Go Viral

 A conversation with the mapmaker whose creations circumnavigate the Internet.

Can You Guess Which U.S. States People Most Want to Flee?

Everybody wants to get out of Illinois and Connecticut, it seems, and nobody wants to leave Montana.

Randal Olson

The 5 U.S. Counties Where Racial Diversity Is Highest—and Lowest

Why are Alaska's Aleutian Islands so ethnically mixed? And other questions from a new map of U.S. populations.

Isoscope

A Striking New Way to Visualize Mobility

This tool shows how far you can travel in 10 minutes in ghostly splotches and tendrils.

Reuters

So Helpful: A Map of Housing Prices at Every London Tube Stop

People can figure out what it'd cost to live at different points of their commute. Your city needs something like this. 

Uber's Usage Maps Are a Handy Tool for Finding the World's Rich, Young People

A stark pattern repeated around the world.

MPI

Two Very Different Types of Migrations Are Driving Growth in U.S. Cities

New York and L.A. are losing more Americans than they're gaining, but the flood of immigrants more than makes up for it.

USGS

Mapping More Than a Century of Major Earthquakes

A comprehensive look at which parts of the world have suffered historically large quakes.

Reuters

London's Bike-Share Program Unwittingly Revealed Its Cyclists' Movements for the World to See

When open data is too open.

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People of Color Are Disproportionately Hurt by Air Pollution

New York and Philadelphia top the list of urban areas with great gaps in pollution exposure between whites and non-whites.

Associated Press

The Number of Americans Living in High-Poverty Neighborhoods Is Still on the Rise

12.4 million people now live in economically devastated neighborhoods.

Max Roberts

A Painstakingly Recreated S-Bahn Map From a Divided Berlin

A 1980 version of the city's transit map, brought back to life.

Your Road Trip, Reimagined as a Glorious 16th Century Map

Connie Brown will translate your personal adventure into a wall-sized keepsake worthy of Magellan.

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This Architect Has Painstakingly Standardized the World's Subway Maps

12 international subway maps, unified through design.

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The Search for Affordable Housing Is Pushing the Middle Class to the Exurbs

Mapping where homes are out of reach for the median family.

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Find Secret Public-Sleeping Dens With 'Google Naps'

Finally, a crowdsourcing effort aimed at reducing productivity.

Reuters

The Cities Where Even 3 Minimum Wage Jobs Won't Pay the Rent

In San Francisco, a family would need 4.7 full-time minimum-wage jobs to afford a two-bedroom apartment.

The Most and Least Healthy Counties in the U.S.

How college education, housing, and transit affect the health status of Americans.