Maps

Courtesy of the District of Columbia

Map of the Day: D.C. Internet on the Internet

Turns out the White House has one of the slower download speeds in the city.

Google/Nate Berg

Your Body Is a Wondermap

The cartographic utility of human appendages and the places they resemble.

Zara Matheson/MPI

America's Best Places for a Raise

Where you live can determine how much more you'll be making next year.

Courtesy of Eric Fischer

Mapmaker, Artist, or Programmer?

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

A Map of All the World's Hurricanes Since 1851

Here's a quite different way of looking at the history of tropical storms.

Google

How Well Will 'Google Now' Get You Around? So Far, Not Very

Here's hoping we can avoid a future in which you need to consult three apps to get out the door.

Courtesy of Hinterland Brewery

The Geography of Craft Beer

Mapping America's craft brewers state-by-state.

Google

Google's Growing Web of Street Traffic Surveillance

The phone in your pocket could be monitoring traffic.

Jenni Sparks

The Coolest New Maps of London

From an infographic of Olympic venues to street-by-street damage inflicted by the Blitz.

Shutterstock

America's Leading Creative Class Counties

A county-by-county breakdown of the U.S. creative class.

Reuters

The Geography of Tolerance

Where are the most tolerant metro areas?

Edwin Chen

Map of the Day: Soda vs. Pop vs. Coke

This time, based on Twitter data.

Bostonography

A Quest for Consensus on Boston Neighborhood Boundaries

An interactive mapping effort tries to find where locals think their neighborhoods actually are.

Prelinger Archive

How Road Maps Were Made in the 1940s

An educational film from Chevrolet explains what it took to make an accurate map.

Reuters

The Geography of Abortion

America's deepest economic and political divides are reflected in the rate of abortions across the 50 states.

Aaron Koblin

Visualizing a Full Day of Airplane Paths in the U.S.A.

Data wizard Aaron Koblin is intrigued by domestic flight patterns, and after watching this video you will be too.

Reuters

Where the Heavy Metal Bands Are

Why do most heavy metal bands hail from Scandinavia and Northern Europe?

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The End of Sprawl?

U.S. census data released today shows a decline in exurban populations.

Where Housing Is Making a Comeback

There are signs that the U.S. housing market is finally bouncing off its bottom.