Maps

Associated Press

How Much Snow It Typically Takes to Cancel School in the U.S.

The geography of the snow day, courtesy of Reddit user atrubetskoy.

Chris Walker

The Google Bus Didn't Cause San Francisco to Become Super Expensive, But It May Be Accelerating the Process

A visual study.

Famous Subway Maps, Reimagined as Vintage Super Mario Brothers Games

Yup, it's all there, from the 8-bit landscapes of toadstools and Koopa Troopas to Peach's Castle.

IHS Economics

Mapping the U.S. Metros Where High Unemployment Could Persist for Years

Yes, there are still plenty of places that are unlikely to rebound until 2018 or later. 

Geoff Mcfetridge and Untitled Rick Howard Company LLC

Navigating L.A.'s Future Subway System, as Seen in 'Her'

The public transit map Theodore Twombly would have used to get around.

Accessibility Observatory

This Map Wants to Change How You Think About Your Commute

With the help of 4.2 trillion points of data.

Associated Press

The Tom Waits Map of the World

Mining the musician's lyrics to find out where, exactly, "all the doughnuts have names that sound like prostitutes."

Reuters

The Narrow Geography of the Grammy Awards

Half of the nods for this year's biggest awards went to artists living in L.A., New York, or Nashville.

CFR

The Extent of America's (Totally Unnecessary) Whooping Cough Outbreak

The stateside spread of vaccine-preventable diseases, in one map. 

Oliver O'Brien

10 Years of London Underground Ridership Data in One Map

A picture of growth across space and time.

Reuters

How the Western World Enables China's Air Pollution

Americans and Europeans are partly to blame for the smog floating over the Pacific, say researchers.

Concordia University

This Warped Map Shows Global Warming's Biggest Offenders

International boundaries look a lot different when you judge a country by its greenhouse-gas emissions.

Zara Matheson

Why Big Cities Matter in the Developing World

They can act as economic engines for entire countries.

Reuters

The Disastrous Consequences of Europe's Huge Bee Deficit

"We face a catastrophe in future years unless we act now."

Shutterstock

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.