Maps

Mark Lennihan/AP

Cities Seek Deliverance From the E-Commerce Boom

It’s the flip-side to the “retail apocalypse:” A siege of delivery trucks is threatening to choke cities with traffic. But not everyone agrees on what to do about it.

Carlos Barria/Reuters

Mapping Amtrak Service, Before and After the Trump Budget

A visualization shows hundreds of cities that would lose long-distance trains under the president’s proposed budget.

Worldwide: Mapping Urbanization/Courtesy of DigitalLab

A Better Way to Map Humanity's Spread Around the Earth

Nighttime maps show where people have settled and built, but they miss a lot, too. A new campaign is turning to the crowd to identify where people move as the world population grows.

Taylor Blake/Martin Prosperity Institute

Mapping the New Urban Crisis

Which cities have the most severe income inequality, class segregation, and unaffordable housing?

Understanding Homelessness/Sasaki

Mapping America's Intractable Homelessness Problem

A new data project aims to help people understand one of the country’s most complex and enduring challenges.

An Amazing Digital Archive of Amsterdam's Past

Historical videos inspired by “Game of Thrones,” photos of long-lost neighborhoods, and maps of the best old buildings still standing today. What more could you ask for?

Brennan Linsley/AP

Where the American Dream Lives and Dies

The urban-rural divide is real, but it doesn’t tell the whole story.

Bureau of Transportation Statistics

A Map of Noisy America

Transportation-related racket affects 97 percent of the U.S. population, and it doesn’t have to be ear-splitting to be a public health menace.

Kyle Walker

Mapping the Achievement Gap

A colorful dot map reveals the stark differences in educational levels across urban and rural areas—as well as the effects of racial segregation within cities.

Bebeto Matthews/AP

In New York, The Risk of Displacement Goes Far Beyond Brooklyn

Low-income residents are likely to be priced out of neighborhoods that stretch from New Brunswick, New Jersey, to New Haven, Connecticut.

Center for American Progress, National Immigration Law Center, ...

The Price of Sanctuary

President Trump’s pledge to withhold federal funding from sanctuary jurisdictions could cost their states more than $870 million.

National Low Income Housing Coalition

America's Affordable Housing Shortage, Mapped

For every 100 poor families in Las Vegas, there are only 12 affordable units available.

Sidewalk Labs

Map Your Way to Commuter Freedom in New York

And see where the looming L-train shutdown will hurt the most.

NYPL

When Lager Reigned

1880s Manhattan was a beery paradise, according to a teetotaling cartographer.

WhereIsMyTransport

Mapping Cape Town's Informal Minibus Taxi Network

How a startup mapped 657 routes, nearly 1,500m and 5,500 miles in three weeks.

Nelson and Rae

Get Lost in this New-and-Improved Map of America's Megaregions

Ever been to the “Corntassel” corridor?

Sebastian Meier

A Data Visualizer Created a Mossy Map of Berlin's Green Spaces

Sebastian Meier used vegetation and a laser cutter to show the city’s parks and ponds.

DLR/DFD

An Elegant Monochrome Map of the World's Settlements

German scientists made this excruciatingly detailed simulacrum of the “global urban footprint.”

Paul Sancya/AP

What Betsy DeVos Didn't Say About School Choice

The Department of Education pick said a lot of things in her contentious Senate hearing. But she didn’t talk about how charter schools have fueled school re-segregation in urban America.