Maps

Real-Time Transit App of the Day: A Ballet of Buses in San Francisco

The SF Live Bus app adds a bit of whimsy to the highly practical world of transit arrival data.

The 71 Countries Targeted in Boston

Participants in the 2013 Boston Marathon hailed from across the globe.

America's Most Post-Industrial Metros

The cities that lead America's transition from a goods-producing to service economy.

America's Most (and Least) Religious Metro Areas

Provo, Utah, and Burlington, Vermont, represent opposite ends of the U.S. religiosity spectrum.

4 of the World's Great Cities Like You've Never Seen Them Before

You probably didn't even know that watercolor comes in 3D.

A Satellite Map Capable of Erasing All the World's Clouds

Suddenly, the earth beneath our atmosphere becomes much clearer – and more beautiful.

How a Map Is Like an Op-Ed

Thanks to the open data movement, anyone can be a cartographer. Professor Laura Kurgan on geography as a storytelling tool.

Class-Divided Cities: San Francisco Edition

The 11th in our series exploring the class divides across America's largest cities and metros.

Mapping the Bones of a City

Every building in Chicago, mapped by zoning, size, code violations and new construction.

Postcards From a Part of the London Underground Riders Never See

The intricate patterns of rail yards.

Class-Divided Cities: Philadelphia Edition

The ninth in our series exploring the class divides across America's largest cities and metros.

And the Cities Most in Danger of a Super-Flu Outbreak Are...

Researchers say lethal strains of influenza are most likely to arise next in coastal China, the Nile Delta and elsewhere.

Happy 200th Birthday to a Mapmaker Who Changed the World

John Snow mapped out cases of cholera during an infamous 1854 outbreak in London.

'Femme Fatales of Cartography'

Inside a beautiful new collection of "maps you shouldn't trust yet cannot help but fall for."

Map of the Day: Montreal, Then and Now

Sixty-six years later, the city's urban design is not so different.

Class-Divided Cities: Houston Edition

The eighth in our series exploring the class divides across America's largest cities and metros.

What SXSW Can Tell Us About the Geography of Indie Music

Texas cities account for three of the top 10 metros, and nearly one in five SXSW acts hail from Texas.

A Subway Map for Pedestrians

Courtesy of the Spanish city of Pontevedra.

Class-Divided Cities: Dallas Edition

The latest installment in our series mapping the class divides in America's cities and metros.