Maps

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.

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Why the U.S. Needs to Fall Out of Love With Homeownership

Politicians should stop pretending that owning your own home is the way to make the nation richer.

Reuters

The Mass Killing Incidents Since Obama Took Office, Mapped

A GIF to illustrate the death toll, month-by-month.

The Ridiculous Mistakes Artists Make When They Try to Draw the U.S. From Memory

Cy Twombly left out New Mexico "because otherwise the map would look like underpants."

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Book Lovers Will Adore These Neat New Maps

Two ways to chart the connection between reading and place.

A Block-by-Block Map of Brooklyn, in Garbage

No, Jennifer Maravillas is not crazy. But she does walk the streets picking up interesting pieces of trash.

MBTA

Map Battle of the Day: Pick Boston's Best Subway Map Redesign

Options galore.

One Map, A World of Temperatures

Microclimates and macroclimates, blended together in a gorgeous app.

Monitoring the Spreading Radiation From Fukushima, in Real Time

A searchable map for the country updates every ten minutes with data from the Nuclear Regulatory Authority.