All maps have biases. A new online exhibit explores the history of map distortions, from intentional propaganda to basic data literacy.
As the Library of Congress archives visuals about coronavirus, it is documenting a dramatic expansion in the forms and functions of maps — and their makers.
Stressful commutes, unexpected routines, and emergent wildlife appear in your homemade maps of life during the coronavirus pandemic.
As coronavirus transforms our private and public spaces, how would you map what your neighborhood and community look like now?
To help get essential workers around, cities are revising traffic patterns, suspending public transit fares, and making more room for bikes and pedestrians.
A new Urban Institute study measures the spatial mismatch between where job seekers live and employment opportunities.
In fire-prone parts of California, insurance companies are using new AI-powered tools to better estimate the likelihood of a devastating wildfire disaster.
Satellite images dating back to 1975 allow researchers to map how millions of cul-de-sacs and dead-ends have proliferated in street networks worldwide.
In the early 1900s, racial housing covenants in the Minnesota city blocked home sales to minorities, establishing patterns of inequality that persist today.
From CityLab’s mailbag: Here are the personal stories about how maps shaped your lives.
Growing Up Boulder created the nation’s first printed kid-friendly city map, designed to help parents and children find their way in the Colorado city.
With “The 2100 Project: An Atlas for A Green New Deal,” the McHarg Center tries to visualize how the warming world will reshape the United States.
It’s never been easy to design a map of the city’s underground transit network. But soon, critics say, legibility concerns will demand a new look.
I was haunted by painful memories of growing up. But when I started tracking every county I’d ever visited, I found a better way of seeing my past.
People in different regions of the U.S. have measurably different psychological profiles.
It wasn’t always easy being a black woman in my early days as an oceanographer. But a fictional pirate and a pioneering ocean explorer helped chart my course.
There’s more to the fast-changing Mile High City than beer, hiking, and skiing. An old map gave me a clue about where to look.
Charles Booth’s famous maps of Victorian London offer a chance to reflect on how the city has changed—and how it hasn’t.
To untangle the roads of Allegheny County, a 1940s traffic engineer devised an ingenious way to help people like me find their way around.
Meet Joseph Jacinto Mora, the king of California pictorial cartography.