Maps

MPI's Zara Matheson

Regardless How They're Counted, Incentives Do Nothing for Economic Development

A follow-up on our analysis of The New York Times series on state and local incentives to business.

Brad Lyon

Watch This Anxiety-Provoking Simulation of U.S. Births and Deaths

The screams of the newly born and grim silence of the dying is visualized in this statistical tango that's mesmerizing to watch.

Rebecca Cook/Reuters

The Uselessness of Economic Development Incentives

States, cities and counties give away $80 billion per year, but that doesn't seem to create stronger economies or lower unemployment.

MPI's Zara Matheson

The Leading U.S. Cities for LGBT Equality

They are mostly found on the coasts, according to a new study.

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Check Out This Food Atlas Created by 'Guerrilla Cartographers'

The book looks at everything from farmers' markets to where CSA produce comes from.

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The Growing Urban Class Divide, Vancouver Edition

The segregation between the rich and poor is clearer than ever.

Harrison McClary / Reuters

America's Most Popular Music Scenes

The internet has changed things, but probably not how you think.

The Evolution of Urban Planning in 10 Diagrams

A new exhibit from the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association showcases the simple visualizations of complex ideas that have changed how we live.

MPI's Zara Matheson

The 2012 Halloween Index

The metros best primed for trick-or-treating and Halloween revelry.

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Superstorm Sandy Seen In a Beautiful Map of Pure Wind

Follow Sandy's track across the East Coast with this mesmerizing, real-time map of wind speeds. (Yes, that's the eye below Philadelphia.)

WBEZ/Chicago Crime Commission

Is It Harmful to Release Gang Maps?

Probably not, but as a recent case in Chicago shows, it might not be too helpful either.

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The Geography of Americans Who Work From Home

More of us than ever before are choosing to forgo formal offices. But some metro areas have seen bigger gains than others.

Mapping New York's Hottest Jogging Routes

Using GPS technology implanted in shoes, artists envision the paths that runners love to tackle.

Zara Matheson

The High Inequality of U.S. Metro Areas Compared to Countries

Some American cities have rates similar to the world's poorest nations.

Even Tim Cook Would Not Use Apple's Maps

The CEO apologizes, suggests users bookmark Google maps.

A Dazzling Animation of London's Bicycle Commuters

Jo Wood's map of five million British bike rides looks like it came from outer space.

Map of the Day: Where Americans Use the Most Oil

3.5 percent of U.S. counties consume more than 10 percent of the nation's oil.

Reuters

The Geography of Business Density

The most and least dense U.S. metros for business enterprise.

A Map of New York City's Moods

The Financial District is one of the angriest places in Manhattan, according to software that measures emotion.