Self-described "map geek" Eric Fischer uses urban data to make some of the web's most intriguing spatial images.
Researchers are using rider data to better understand how stressed subway crowds flow through the system.
The phone in your pocket could be monitoring traffic.
Police in London want you to help hunt for pick-pocketers with your smart phone. It's an idea with serious flaws.
Police typically identify gang territories by tracking crime, graffiti and other clues. But a simple ecological equation might do the job even better.
The locations where Facebook users check-in the most.
Using information to improve programs, even when money's tight.
How ubiquitous data and smart city infrastructure may change urban experience.
Tracking metros by a new measure of "brain performance."
A new report uses reams of data to design a better transportation system.
A new tool from the Sunlight Foundation aims to quantify real-world differences in quality of life across the country.
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.
The makers of the Economist Intelligence Unit's oft-criticized Liveable Cities index turn their efforts into a contest.
A new Stanford study says women ride transit more often than men. How can we better accommodate their needs?
There's never been a better time to be an urban researcher
Enterprising cartographers explore the mappability of Boston