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.
A new interactive map project from Edinburgh University charts the bloody wave of persecution directed at women accused of witchcraft in Scotland.
As a newly arrived immigrant from India, my mother used this London subway transit map to understand an unfamiliar city. Today, I use it to understand her.
Growing up in Israel, I relied on landmarks to navigate; today’s residents rely on smartphones. But what are they missing?
My relationship has unfolded across three cities. But now my boyfriend and I are heading into uncharted territory.
Mark Monmonier, the author of How to Lie With Maps, has seen a lot of misleading and deceptive maps. But Trump’s doctored Dorian forecast is a new one.
Growing up amid the political conflict in Northern Ireland, a 16th-century map that blended real and mythical monsters spoke to my fears and fascinations.
There’s proof that Atlas, Illinois, exists, and that I was once there. But its namesake grows more appropriate as the town declines.
We surveyed more than 12,000 people (and counting) about the most contentious border question in the U.S. to reveal the true geography of America’s midsection.
From ancient Rome to modern Atlanta, the shape of cities has been defined by the technologies that allow commuters to get to work in about 30 minutes.
Songs about maps cross all genres and emotions. Got ideas for music to add to our playlist? Leave them in the comments or tag us on Twitter.
As a child, I loved the fantastical lands from The Phantom Tollbooth. As a troubled college student, I used them as a roadmap to self-acceptance.
As part of our series The Maps That Make Us, we’re asking readers to share mini-essays about a map that is especially important.