Maps

MPI's Zara Matheson

Class-Divided Cities: Miami Edition

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

Bike Maps That Give Riders the Info They Actually Need

In Austin, maps are color-coded by comfort level rather than traffic-engineering standards.

Watch a Map of Lost Productivity (Otherwise Known as Tweeting)

All the tweets in the world glimmer in this entrancing visualization of real-time tweets.

Derek Eder & Juan-Pablo Velez

SimCity Reference of the Day: Chicago Zoning Map

Complete with in-game music.

MPI's Zara Matheson

Class-Divided Cities: Washington, D.C. Edition

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

Wikipedia

Wikipedia Nearby Is Basically a List of Interesting Things Near You

The fruits of Wikimedia's new GeoData extension.

WDWOT?

Detroit's Property Tax Black Hole, in Map Form

An unusual map shows the city's still struggling with a foreclosure rate of epic proportions.

Zara Matheson/MPI

Class-Divided Cities: Los Angeles Edition

The second in our series mapping the growing class divides in American cities and metros.

Reconnecting America

A Guide to America's Most Ambitious Transit Projects

The U.S. is currently planning 721 regional transit projects. Don't hold your breath for their completion, though.

Michael Schade

A Map for All Possible Routes

How to get where you're going by foot, by car, by transit and bike, all on one map.

Zara Matheson

Gun Violence in U.S. Cities Compared to the Deadliest Nations in the World

New Orleans is like Honduras, Detroit is similar to El Salvador.

Rorschmap

Awesome Images of the Day: Streetview Kaleidoscope

The world like you've never seen it before.

Alexander Dunkel

What Flickr Can Teach Us About the Way We Photograph Cities

Maps of data offer a precise understanding of the where we shoot different landmarks.

gui jun peng/Shutterstock.com

Does Human Capital Tend to Cluster in Center Cities or the Suburbs?

According to new research, where college-educated folks live has a lot to do with population size.

Shutterstock

Mapping Brooklyn's Spiky Gentrification

Property values have soared in some neighborhoods. But other parts of the borough have been largely excluded from the boom.

Brendan McDermid/Reuters

A Search for America's Merriest Cities (Inspired By Dr. Seuss)

Introducing the Grinch Conversion Index. Where in the United States is Whoville?

Rosenwald Collection/Library of Congress

2012's Year in Maps

It's been an eventful year for cartography.

Drawing the Intricate Details of City Life By Hand

Illustrator Jenni Sparks discusses her lively, unique renderings of New York and London.

Courtesy of Walk Score

A Few Surprises in New Bike Scores

Austin and Pittsburgh don't fare very well in Walk Score's bikeability ranking.