Maps

Lynch's map of the NYC subway is geographically accurate.

What a Geographically Accurate New York City Subway Map Looks Like

One cartographer has done the heavy lifting, and rail fans are pumped.

Mapping the Diversity of the Creative Class

Racial and ethnic diversity spurs economic progress; sameness spells economic segregation.

Amazing City Maps That Look Like They're Made of Wood

A San Francisco mapmaker’s work appears so real you can smell the varnish.

Visualizing Entrepreneurial Networks Via Twitter

To identify business connections across cities, researchers gathered tweets and retweets using the hashtags #smallbiz and #entrepreneur.

Residential redevelopment is rapidly felling trees across L.A. County.

McMansions Are Killing L.A.'s Urban Forest

The compact suburban bungalows of the 1950s were actually pretty tree-friendly by comparison.

Esri Map of Nighttime Lights

Mapping Where the Lights Are Brighter, And Where They're Going Dark

In four short years, urbanization, economics, and war have changed a satellite’s view of the Earth at night.

Mapping Amtrak Service, Before and After the Trump Budget

A visualization shows hundreds of cities that would lose long-distance trains under the president’s proposed budget.

Worldwide: Mapping Urbanization

A Better Way to Map Humanity's Spread Around the Earth

Nighttime maps show where people have settled and built, but they miss a lot, too. A new campaign is turning to the crowd to identify where people move as the world population grows.

Mapping the New Urban Crisis

Which cities have the most severe income inequality, class segregation, and unaffordable housing?

Homelessness and the lack of affordable housing are strongly correlated.

Mapping America's Intractable Homelessness Problem

A new data project aims to help people understand one of the country’s most complex and enduring challenges.

An Amazing Digital Archive of Amsterdam's Past

Historical videos inspired by “Game of Thrones,” photos of long-lost neighborhoods, and maps of the best old buildings still standing today. What more could you ask for?

Where the American Dream Lives and Dies

The urban-rural divide is real, but it doesn’t tell the whole story.

A Map of Noisy America

Transportation-related racket affects 97 percent of the U.S. population, and it doesn’t have to be ear-splitting to be a public health menace.

Mapping the Achievement Gap

A colorful dot map reveals the stark differences in educational levels across urban and rural areas—as well as the effects of racial segregation within cities.

In New York, The Risk of Displacement Goes Far Beyond Brooklyn

Low-income residents are likely to be priced out of neighborhoods that stretch from New Brunswick, New Jersey, to New Haven, Connecticut.

The Price of Sanctuary

President Trump’s pledge to withhold federal funding from sanctuary jurisdictions could cost their states more than $870 million.

America's Affordable Housing Shortage, Mapped

For every 100 poor families in Las Vegas, there are only 12 affordable units available.

Map of New York transit accessibility

Map Your Way to Commuter Freedom in New York

And see where the looming L-train shutdown will hurt the most.

When Lager Reigned

1880s Manhattan was a beery paradise, according to a teetotaling cartographer.

Mapping Cape Town's Informal Minibus Taxi Network

How a startup mapped 657 routes, nearly 1,500m and 5,500 miles in three weeks.