Data

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Mapmaker, Artist, or Programmer?

Self-described "map geek" Eric Fischer uses urban data to make some of the web's most intriguing spatial images.

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Making Sense of Inevitable Transit Delays

Researchers are using rider data to better understand how stressed subway crowds flow through the system.

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Google's Growing Web of Street Traffic Surveillance

The phone in your pocket could be monitoring traffic.

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How the Cutting Edge in Crowdsourced Crime Fighting Could Do More Harm Than Good

Police in London want you to help hunt for pick-pocketers with your smart phone. It's an idea with serious flaws.

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What Honeybees Can Teach Us About Gang-Related Crime

Police typically identify gang territories by tracking crime, graffiti and other clues. But a simple ecological equation might do the job even better.

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Graphic of the Day: The World's Most 'Social' Landmarks

The locations where Facebook users check-in the most.

5 Ways Data Can Save After-School Programs

Using information to improve programs, even when money's tight.

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What a Data-Rich Smart City Experience Could Really Be Like

How ubiquitous data and smart city infrastructure may change urban experience.

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America's Brainiest Cities

Tracking metros by a new measure of "brain performance."

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Ideas for Optimizing Denver's Transit System

A new report uses reams of data to design a better transportation system.

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Would You Be Better Off in a Different City?

A new tool from the Sunlight Foundation aims to quantify real-world differences in quality of life across the country.

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How To Catch a Criminal With Data

In an era of fewer resources, police could solve more crimes faster if they could leverage the Big Data long buried within their own departments.

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$10,000 Up for Grabs for Naming the 'World’s Best City'

The makers of the Economist Intelligence Unit's oft-criticized Liveable Cities index turn their efforts into a contest.

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Public Transportation's Hidden Gender Imbalance

A new Stanford study says women ride transit more often than men. How can we better accommodate their needs?

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The Best Metro Data Releases of 2011

There's never been a better time to be an urban researcher

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The Map Geeks Behind 'Bostonography'

Enterprising cartographers explore the mappability of Boston