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Why Americans Stopped Moving to the Richest States

The long road from "go west, young man" to "stay put, everyone."

A Grim Map of California's Drought

The state is facing what could be its worst water-shortage in four decades.

Anthony Scerri

The Magical Beef-Based Transit System of 'Burgertown'

Where one man's fascination with burgers and New York's MTA intersect.

Zak Ziebell

What You Get When 30 People Draw a World Map From Memory

Brits and Indonesians may not be happy with the results.

Beefing Up Population Density Won't Curb Greenhouse Gas Emissions

A new map showing the carbon footprint for nearly every zip code indicates that suburbs are powerful greenhouse-gas emitters.

The Quest to Create the Perfect Map

12 cartographic experiments that changed cartography.

Reuters

Facebook Is Using Your Profile to Track Global Urban Migration Trends

Which cities attract the most people, and what kinds of communities are losing them.

How Far You Could Get From New York in One Day, From 1800 to Today

Once, a traveler could expect to spend a whole day and night traveling what a suburban commuter now does in an hour.

Why So Many Rich Counties Are Concentrated Around D.C.

Parts of California and New York are much richer than Washington, but they often belong to larger counties that include areas with poorer residents.

MIT Senseable City Lab

The Lingering Power of Geography Over How We Communicate

Even in an era of cheap, digital communication, most of us are still talking to our neighbors.

Alliance for Regional Transit

Will Cincinnati's Streetcar Go the Way of Its Abandoned Subway?

The city must decide soon whether to keep the project going — or pay back $45 million in federal funding.

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Where the Renters Live Now

The Census Bureau maps the homeownership rate of every neighborhood in America.

Cameron Beccario

A Trance-Inducing Simulation of All the Winds In the World

"Earth" relies on supercomputers to paint an almost real-time picture of the atmosphere's feverish churning.

Mapdwell

Imagining the U.S. Supreme Court Covered in Solar Panels

Alongside every other building in Washington, D.C.

Census Bureau

America's Wealth Is Staggeringly Concentrated in the Northeast Corridor

Median incomes have been growing the fastest, however, in a very different part of the country.

Reuters

All the Countries That Contribute to a Single Jar of Nutella

A case study in globalization.

Reuters/Jeff Haynes

The Case for a Local Minimum Wage

Given the differences in housing and living costs across U.S. metros, a single national rate makes little sense.

A Beautiful New Public Transit Map Shows How New York and New Jersey Connect

It's meant to help people get to the Super Bowl.

Now You Can Make Your Own Street View Scenes

Google opens up its mapping functionality to allow for DIY imagery.