Maps

Parsons Brinckerhoff

The Many Ways People Commute to NYC

Manhattan’s hordes of workers pour in by bus, subway, train, and helicopter.

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.

Where Europe's GDP Is Rising And Falling

These maps break down the EU’s wealth, region by region.

Tags and the City

The New York Subway System, According to Instagram

What if the city’s transit stops were renamed according to their most popular hashtags? Next stop: #cronut.

Auut Studio

A Comprehensive Map of American Lynchings

The practice wasn’t limited to the South, as this new visualization of racial violence in the Jim Crow era proves.

Geoff Boeing/OSMnx

X-Ray Your City's Street Network, With a Bit of Code

A new open-source tool lets users compare the structure of cities around the world.

Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Mapping the Drone War Over Pakistan

The controversial campaign of U.S. drone strikes has been intensely focused on small northern Pakistani communities near the Afghan border.

Istanbul Urban Database/MIT

The Evolution of Istanbul, In Maps

Explore the crucial milestones in the life of the now-troubled city on this interactive platform.