Maps

UrbanObservatory

Prepare to Waste Your Day With This Fascinating City Comparison Tool

Metros across the world don't speak the same language. But maps can.

Anne Stauche

Reverse-Skeuomorphism of the Day: A Zoomable Paper Map

Watch out, Google.

Library of Congress

The Story of the Battle of Gettysburg, Told Through Maps

Though limited, these sketches help explain what happened, and why.

AIDSVu

Nearly Half of All American AIDS Cases Are Found in Just 12 Metropolitan Areas

The HIV scourge continues to disproportionately affect poor urban areas.

Micha Rosenwirth/Shutterstock.com

Anti-Social Tool of the Day: A Map for People Who Hate People

Presuming your friends use Foursquare, of course.

Yelp

A Heat Map Dining Guide to Hoagies, Hipsters and Bacon

Thanks to Yelp reviews.

Mark Marek Photography

Where We're Obsessed With Zombies

And what this says about the geography of the web.

DataParis

Yes, Paris Is Wealthy, But Some Parts Are Much Wealthier Than Others

A series of maps reveals the subtlety of central Parisian economic geography.

MPI's Zara Matheson

America's Leading Metros for Venture Capital

The Bay Area remains at the top, but several cities are starting to catch up.

Oliver O’Brien

A Real-Time Bike-Share Map for the Entire World

About 13,000 people were out riding shared bicycles across the globe this afternoon.

Robert Galbraith/Reuters

The Silicon Valleys of Everything

There's a reason this cliché won't die.

Breakfast NY

A Signpost for the Digital Age

One design firm's remedy for the ubiquitous touch screen.

MapBox

Visualizing the Stunning Growth of 8 Years of OpenStreetMap

Of course, these people know how to map their own mapping exploits.

Metcalf, Box, Evans

5 Maps That Show How Divided America Really Is

Breaking down the country by income, inequality, poverty and education.

Shutterstock

Every Library and Museum in America, Mapped

America's collection of museums and libraries is actually super impressive when you look at it on a map.

Bostonography

Cool New Maps Illustrate a Day of Bus Travel Across Boston, by Speed

Clocking the metric that matters most to many commuters.

Massimo Pietrobon

Map of the Day: Pangea, With Modern-Day Borders

If today's geopolitical divisions existed when Stegosauruses roamed the earth, the world might have looked something like this.

Library of Congress

'Staaten Eylandt' and Other Awesome Spellings on Original Maps of New Netherland

A look at early renderings of the U.S. East Coast, courtesy of the Dutch.

Shutterstock

The New Global Start-Up Cities

Our first in a series examining the changing geography of venture capital and high-tech companies.