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.
One chart shows which cities do best when it comes to biking, walking, or taking public transit to work.
Not everyone wants to be reminded of calories when trying to get directions.
Younger people are fleeing rural areas, migrating northward, and having fewer children. Here’s how that’s changing the region.
A new analysis puts data to the sentiment that there’s increasing inequality between cities.
A new book maps how animals navigate a world heavily altered by urban development and climate change.
The Urban Institute visualizes the havoc wreaked by the storm on first-time, minority homeowners.
The tech giant is tapping into its global army of users to make its Maps app more useful for people with disabilities.
Who knew transit timetables could be so zen?
Hoodmaps asks which neighborhoods attract hipsters, tourists, and students, and more.
The app’s newest feature combines two major trends in modern cartography: mapping life in real time, and mapping subjective, emotional information.
Some states shoulder the lion’s share of state and local road costs; others lean on Uncle Sam.
One former dog-walker has set out to map the city’s varying degrees of doggy density.
The outward signs of income are so predictable that even robots can learn them.
America’s mismatch between wages and rental prices is more perverse than ever.
If the Roman Empire had managed build a continents-spanning transit system for its empire, it might have looked like this.
To spark conversation on ever-more connected cities, designers have visualized the acoustic artifacts of Stanford’s fiber-optic wires.
Statistician John P. Wymer set out to document every inch of the city in 1948. Now a young historian is trying to get his work online.
As more laws are enacted to protect the gun industry, a new public database reveals striking differences in how guns are regulated across the U.S.
One cartographer has done the heavy lifting, and rail fans are pumped.