Maps

April 8, 2016, 7am PDT
Chatty Maps break down the sound profile of cities.
Digital Trends
March 24, 2016, 6am PDT
An intrepid city employee created Philadelphia's first mapping tool for visualizing the layers of regulation and management that govern when, when, and how people park in Philadelphia.
Plan Philly
February 24, 2016, 8am PST
A mapping project lead by Facebook's Connectivity Lab is gathering data from all over the atmosphere, and beyond, to make a comprehensive map of the world's buildings.
Vox
February 6, 2016, 1pm PST
Good news for the United States is found in a recent series of maps by NASA. Air pollution has significantly improved around the country.
The Washington Post
February 5, 2016, 7am PST
The power of open data and mapping is on display in a map by Chicago Cityscape that shows all building permits for affordable housing in Chicago over the past decade.
Chicago Cityscape
January 29, 2016, 7am PST
A map-making effort by The Washington Post's Wonkblog puts the Western United States' population, or lack thereof, in perspective.
The Washington Post - Wonkblog
November 26, 2015, 5am PST
Don't worry; we're not mentioning belts to make you feel too guilty to enjoy today's meal.
Vox
November 25, 2015, 9am PST
The high cost of free parking is almost, but not quite, common knowledge. Many, but not all, people realize the pernicious effects of parking requirements. A map can help illustrate this spreading awareness.
Strong Towns
November 20, 2015, 6am PST
"Portlandness: A Cultural Atlas" exemplifies the powers of maps to reshape and redefine our communities. Just watch how they can change expectations about the culture of the city infamously known as "Portlandia."
The Oregonian
November 7, 2015, 7am PST
Cartographers have a new world to map, as technology opens up the interiors of malls, museums, and other large spaces to online exploration.
Citymetric
November 6, 2015, 11am PST
An intrepid mapmaker and data cruncher has created a map that illustrates the ubiquity of fatalities on U.S. roads and highways.
Metrocosm
October 30, 2015, 9am PDT
Aaron Renn scours the Internet to find 12 maps that attempt to do the impossible: define the geographic and cultural expanse known as the American Midwest.
The Urbanophile
October 9, 2015, 6am PDT
Did you know there's a place called Point No Point, in Hansville, Washington? It's quite pretty, actually, but is that reason enough to go there?
Quartz
October 2, 2015, 1pm PDT
Not all transit maps are created equal. The new Portland TriMet map, for instance, does a much better job of illustrating the usefulness of its high-frequency network.
Human Transit
September 27, 2015, 11am PDT
A quick look at a real-time map of air pollution around the world shows how much healthier the air in the United States is than in China.
CityLab
September 26, 2015, 7am PDT
One MIT student's love of transit means no one in his house will ever miss the T.
The Boston Globe
September 10, 2015, 6am PDT
A new online visualization tool makes it easier to read and understand data about mobile phone usage in four cities around the world, including Los Angeles and New York.
MIT Technology Review
August 24, 2015, 5am PDT
America's quilt of speed limits now reaches 85 MPH in some states, with increases possible in some western states. MetricMaps has produced a visualization of the top speed limits across the country and even in detail in urban areas.
The Washington Post - Blogs
August 19, 2015, 12pm PDT
The Wonkblog team puts new American Community Survey data to good use.
The Washington Post - Wonkblog
August 18, 2015, 6am PDT
Wonkblog illustrates the results of a "Natural Amenities Index" created by the federal government.
The Washington Post - Wonkblog