Maps

A New Map Gives New Yorkers the Power to Report Traffic Hazards

Used well, it could serve as a powerful example of a city's ability to mine the collective knowledge of its residents for good.

Regional Planning Association

A Mapping Tool That Demystifies the Link Between Transportation and Jobs

How factors like transit mode and commute time affect job access in the New York metropolitan area.

Isoscope

A Striking New Way to Visualize Mobility

This tool shows how far you can travel in 10 minutes in ghostly splotches and tendrils.

USGS

Mapping More Than a Century of Major Earthquakes

A comprehensive look at which parts of the world have suffered historically large quakes.

Nik Freeman

A Map of all the Places in the U.S. Where Nobody Lives

About 47 percent of the country is unoccupied.

Your Road Trip, Reimagined as a Glorious 16th Century Map

Connie Brown will translate your personal adventure into a wall-sized keepsake worthy of Magellan.

Jug Cerovic/INAT

This Architect Has Painstakingly Standardized the World's Subway Maps

12 international subway maps, unified through design.

Wikimedia Commons

Visualizing 200 Years of Urban Sprawl in Paris, São Paulo, and L.A.

New animations show centuries of expansion in three global cities.

Reuters

Mapping the Imbalances of New York's Popular, Troubled Bike-Share

Empty and full stations abound in this cash-strapped system.

Reuters

Crimea Is Causing a Minor Crisis for Cartographers

How should maps refer to disputed territories?

Peter Dunn

Visualizing the Bay Area's Transit Systems by Commute Time

A time-scale transit map shows how long it takes to get around on Muni, BART, and the Caltrain.

U.S. National Archives

What Tokyo Looked Like in 1945

The March 10 air raids were among the deadliest, most destructive attacks of World War II.

Zato Novo

Watch Your Name Grow and Shrink in Popularity Across the U.S.

Tracking the spread of 29,000 baby names over the past century.

AP

Louisiana's Coastline Is Disappearing Too Quickly for Mappers to Keep Up

The challenges of surveying an intricate land mass that's losing 16 square miles a year.

Open Technology Institute

The Most Revealing Broadband Adoption Maps We've Ever Seen

In the era of Google Fiber, there's more reason than ever to confront America's digital divide.

Oxford Internet Institute

There Are More Wikipedia Articles About This One Small Part of the World Than the Rest of It Combined

The uneven geography of digital information.

Reuters

In Sochi, Open Source Maps Beat Google's

The "Wikipedia of maps," OpenStreetMap, has bested the corporate giant.

Google Street View

Animating New York's Building Boom With Google Street View

In GIFs.

Associated Press

Snow Is on the Ground in 49 U.S. States

Only stubborn Florida is ruining that nation from being united in snow.