Maps

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Did the Recession Convince Americans to Move to More Productive Cities?

Not really, though there are a few exceptions.

NCLC

The Depressing Geography of Debt Collection

Where creditors can legally take your car, your home, the last dollar in your bank account, and your kitchen appliances.

ITU

This Surprising Map Shows Which Countries Have the Most 'Digital Natives'

The U.S. is not number one. 

A New Type of Growing City

"This is where the talent wants to live."

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U.S. Women Are Dying Younger Than Their Mothers, and No One Knows Why

Medical advances have prolonged life expectancy, but women in parts of the country have been left behind.

A Delightfully Trippy Map of Every Single Building in The Netherlands

The ages of Dutch structures are shown as glorious, prismatic blasts in this obsessively detailed map.

REUTERS

The Shame of Not Letting Felons Vote

5.85 million Americans can't vote because of their criminal history, putting the U.S. at odds with countries throughout the developed world.

One Map With Each Country's Favorite Website

Facebook, Google, and—a newspaper?

Reuters

Watch Amtrak's Trains Move Along Their Routes in Real Time

The useful, clean, and customer-friendly service lets anyone follow how fast a train is moving at any given time.

Matti Schneider

These Massive Data Facilities Could Be Targets of Government Spying

The physical infrastructure of the Internet presents tantalizing targets for the NSA and other eavesdropping agencies.

Jonathan Hull

Mapping the Glum Inequality of Happiness in the World

The happiest countries on Earth are rich and European; the most miserable are located in impoverished Sub-Saharan Africa.

Reuters

How Cell Phone Minutes Can Help Map the Distribution of Wealth in Africa

Without reliable government data, a group of researchers theorizes that the size of airtime purchases in Côte d’Ivoire roughly approximates wealth.

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The Great Growth Disconnect: Population Growth Does Not Equal Economic Growth

It can create a troubling illusion of prosperity.

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The Uneven Growth of High and Low-Wage Jobs Across America

The economic recovery — if we can call it that — has been driven largely by low-paying positions.

Anselm Bradford

Which World Governments Are Most Likely to Snoop on Your Facebook?

The United States, Italy, and the United Kingdom are particularly good at obtaining private Facebook data, a new map reveals.

MapBox and Eric Fischer

Mapping the World's Mapmakers, in 65,000 Hues

A detailed picture of one million contributors – and what they've contributed – to OpenStreetMap.

Associated Press

The Potential Nuclear Fallout in North Carolina, Mapped

In 1961, a powerful bomb nearly went off in Goldsboro. Its devastating effects would have been felt all the way up in New York City.

Here's Where You're Most Likely to Die From Air Pollution

A new NASA map of the planet lays out the depressing geographies of smog and premature death.

Bureau of Economic Analysis

Where America's Economic Output Is Growing

80 percent of all metro areas saw their GDP's rise in 2012, according to a new Bureau of Economic Analysis report.