Maps

The Alarming Spread of Prescription Drug Deaths Across the U.S.

It's no longer just Appalachia that has a problem. 

UMD/Google/et al.

The World Has Lost an Unbelievable Amount of Forest Since 1999

New high-resolution maps show that we've gobbled up green space more than twice the size of Texas.

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America's Federal Employment Belt

How the federal government shapes job markets beyond D.C. – in Honolulu, Virginia Beach, and across the Sunbelt.

Nick Fisher / Flickr

Take a Beautiful Tour of All the Public Art in the Bay Area

After learning the official records were incomplete, a citizen mapper started building a gorgeous guide to the megacity's street art.

Shutterstock

Where Home Values Have Plummeted the Most Since the Recession

An uneven geography of disappearing wealth.

Your State: Ready for Climate Change?

Find out with this handy new map.

Mat Kladney

A Wonderfully Simplified Map of San Francisco's Bicycle Infrastructure

The city finally has an easy-to-read bicycling map, thanks to the vision of a die-hard local cyclist.

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Where You're Most Likely to Be Arrested or Shot by the Police in San Francisco

Where it's "safe" to live if you're more worried about cops than criminals.

More Billionaires Live in Beijing Than in Los Angeles

But that may change next year.

Fletcher Foti

An Intriguingly Detailed Animation of How People Move Around a City

Watch the commuting patterns of New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

NOAA

The Climate Mapping Tool You've Been Waiting For

Meet the data treasure trove known as "NOAA View."

Reuters

Google's New Chicago Home Isn't More Transit-Friendly, But It Is More Highway-Friendly

Yet it's being hailed as a victory for transit-oriented development.

Reuters

A Fascinating Geography of New York's 'Two Cities'

In some places, the city's real estate prices are soaring, but it's not true everywhere.

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Class-Divided Cities: London Edition

There are deep divisions in one of the world's most powerful global cities.

Clement Valla

Maps Never Meant for Human Eyes

This is what a 3D map looks like when compressed into 2D form, as only computers can read it.

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Hollywood's Greatest Hauntings, in One Horror-Filled Map

A spooky look at the geography of more than 200 top-rated scary movies.

RTI International

An Extraordinary 'Synthetic' Map of Every Household in America

By age, size, income and race.

Reuters

The U.S. Metros With the Most Political Influence

In 2012, just 10 counties - out of 3,000 - were responsible for 30 percent of contributions made by individuals to national candidates.

Opportunity Index

Where Opportunity Is Hardest to Find

A map of America's unequal economic mobility.