Maps

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.

Mapping the Ebb and Flow of Transit Around the World

Who knew transit timetables could be so zen?

Screenshots from Hoodmaps are pictured.

This Map Wants You to Stereotype Your City

Hoodmaps asks which neighborhoods attract hipsters, tourists, and students, and more.

Snap Map is pictured on a phone.

Snapchat's Foray Into the Future of Maps

The app’s newest feature combines two major trends in modern cartography: mapping life in real time, and mapping subjective, emotional information.

U.S. Transportation Funding Is Not Created Equal

Some states shoulder the lion’s share of state and local road costs; others lean on Uncle Sam.

Where the Dogs Are in New York

One former dog-walker has set out to map the city’s varying degrees of doggy density.

Artificial intelligence can learn to read satellite imagery and predict income levels.

A Mapping Machine Identifies Wealth From Space

The outward signs of income are so predictable that even robots can learn them.