America's Loneliest Roads, Mapped

An interactive map highlights the least traveled routes in the country—and some of the most scenic.

A young refugee from Kosovo stands in front of a map of Hungary with her teacher.

Who Maps the World?

Too often, men. And money. But a team of OpenStreetMap users is working to draw new cartographic lines, making maps that more accurately—and equitably—reflect our space.

What Would a Good Electoral Map Even Look Like?

Using a score he named after the inventor of gerrymandering, one geographer discovers a huge variation in how well congressional districts match up with commuter regions consisting of interconnected urban, suburban, and rural areas.

Rifles for sale inside of Dick's Sporting Goods in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.

The Ultimate Guide to American Gun Control Laws

A new project visualizes what the science says—and doesn’t say—about the effects of firearm regulations.

The Problem With America's New National Broadband Map

This long-awaited map looks like a precise picture of connectivity in America. Many people will find it doesn’t match what’s happening in their homes.

How Cities Are Divided By Income, Mapped

Three types of visualizations show the stark economic disparities in U.S. cities.

Food Aid Doesn't Cover the Price of Food in Almost Every County in America

A new map shows that SNAP benefits lag behind need, even as the GOP mulls different ways to cut back on food aid.

The Effect of Trump's Immigration Crackdown, in 3 Maps

New maps show that local sanctuary policies may have actually affected how many immigrants the Trump administration was able to arrest.

Map of the world, according to Queering the Map

How to 'Queer the Map'—and Fend Off Attack

When a design student launched an interactive project to map LGBTQ spaces in Montreal, it went viral. Then it went dark.

Automation Will Deepen England's North-South Divide

A new report maps which cities will see the biggest job losses—unless Britain acts fast.

The Incendiary States of America

A detailed map of U.S. wildfires since 1980 reveals the growing role of human causes.

Mapping the Blurred Lines of Beirut’s Languages

The polyglot city boasts a crazy combination of tongues. Researchers are trying to untangle them.

A Soviet map of London, labeled in Russian.

The Soviet Military Secretly Mapped the Entire World

These intricate, curious maps were supposed to be destroyed. The ones that remain reveal a fascinating portrait of how the U.S.S.R. monitored the world.

A man walks his bicycle beside a train in Paris.

Breaking Down the Many Ways Europe's City-Dwellers Get to Work

One chart shows which cities do best when it comes to biking, walking, or taking public transit to work.

Google Maps' Failed Attempt to Encourage Active Commutes

Not everyone wants to be reminded of calories when trying to get directions.

Mapping Where Europe's Population Is Moving, Aging, and Finding Work

Younger people are fleeing rural areas, migrating northward, and having fewer children. Here’s how that’s changing the region.

America's Most and Least Distressed Cities

A new analysis puts data to the sentiment that there’s increasing inequality between cities.

How Human Activity Is Changing Animal Migration Patterns

A new book maps how animals navigate a world heavily altered by urban development and climate change.

How Houston homeownership rates overlap with Harvey-induced floods.

Mapping Harvey's Impact on Houston's Homeowners

The Urban Institute visualizes the havoc wreaked by the storm on first-time, minority homeowners.

A wheelchair user is pictured in front of protest signs about accessibility.

Google Gets Serious About Mapping Wheelchair Accessibility

The tech giant is tapping into its global army of users to make its Maps app more useful for people with disabilities.