The Urban Accessibility Explorer is an easy-to-use mapping system that measures the number of activities that can be reached by residents of specified neighborhoods within a given amount of travel time, by a particular mode and time of day.
Jul 15, 2015 Metropolitan Chicago Accessibility Explorer
For the first time, full-color videos of the earth's surface will be made available to the public, with added options for paying customers. The imagery comes from two cameras on the International Space Station.
Jul 3, 2015 Quartz
Developed using open data from local government sources, built: LA is a mapping tool that displays the age of every building in the county. Much of the area's built environment is surprisingly old.
Jun 19, 2015 CityLab
Edward Brennan waged an extended turn-of-the-century campaign to clean up Chicago's then-confusing address numbering system. Though few recognize his name, Brennan's legacy lives on in modern Chicago.
Jun 19, 2015 WBEZ
Cartographer Jeffrey Linn has compiled maps of how coastal China would look under risen seas. Over 40 percent of the country's population lives in potentially affected regions.
May 30, 2015 China File
California's Department of Parks and Recreation is getting into the app business. It is hoped that CaliParks will help improve access to the state's parks for young people and minorities.
Mar 21, 2015 The Bold Italic
Confirmed: Los Angeles really does have a rich history. HistoricPlacesLA, a new online database, provides detailed information on the city's historic sites.
Mar 11, 2015 CityLab
The online documentation of the San Francisco Planning Department's approval process received a huge upgrade.
Mar 10, 2015 Curbed SF
The cities that visitors see will always be different than the city that locals see. A new mapping project reveals the distinctions between the local perspective and the tourist perspective for 136 cities around the globe.
Feb 27, 2015 Huffington Post
The owners of CityMap call it one of the most social and most monetizable maps in the world. With a new expansion plan announced this week, the app—which launched in 2012 with a map of every shop in New York City—is going global.
Feb 26, 2015 Crain's New York Business