Urban Fold

Maps

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.
Aug 24, 2015   The Washington Post - Blogs
The Wonkblog team puts new American Community Survey data to good use.
Aug 19, 2015   The Washington Post - Wonkblog
Wonkblog illustrates the results of a "Natural Amenities Index" created by the federal government.
Aug 18, 2015   The Washington Post - Wonkblog
Keystone Crossroads has produced an interactive series about Pennsylvania's urban waterfronts. A storymap and in-depth reporting provide waterfront access from afar.
Aug 12, 2015   Keystone Crossroads
Maps are still an important tool in teaching kids to be global citizens.
Jul 30, 2015   The Washington Post - Blogs
A publicly available web tool allows access to maps that overlay environmental impacts and the populations they impact (or the populations that manage to avoid such impacts, for that matter).
Jul 23, 2015   Smithsonian Magazine
Looking for granular illustrations of the details of local economies? Look no further.
Jul 17, 2015   The Washington Post - Wonkblog
Act 178, approved by Vermont in 2006, required that all ancient roads be catalogued by July 1, 2015 to be included in the state map. The exploration of old roads leading up to that deadline makes a compelling story.
Jul 3, 2015   The New Yorker
Penn IUR Co-Directors Genie Birch and Susan Wachter write about the promise of geospatial technologies in promoting sustainable urbanization.
Jun 1, 2015   Penn Institute for Urban Research
"A German university student has developed a fun new tool for visualizing public transit in a more system-oriented way," according to a post by Sam Sturgis.
May 20, 2015   CityLab
The U.S. Geological Survey has introduced topoView, an intuitive map-based tool making it far simpler to search and access its archive of 178,000 topographical maps dating from 1880 to 2010.
May 18, 2015   CityLab