Maps

"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
A creative cartographer has created a series maps in the cartoon style of pop art.
May 15, 2015   CityLab
A new mapping project allows new access to information about Chicago's controversial tax increment financing mechanism. Now at least the debate will include visuals.
May 6, 2015   Curbed Chicago
A newly released map shows which stations in the Metrorail system bring in the most revenue for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (D.C. Metro).
Apr 16, 2015   Washington City Paper
From the years roughly spanning the invention of the automobile to the invention of the smartphone, every driver in Los Angeles traveled with a Thomas Bros. map book. Those days are gone, but nostalgia for physical maps remains.
Apr 13, 2015   New York Times Magazine
Wondering when and where spring will bloom? The U.S. Forest Service has just the map to lead you to the fruits of your seasonal desires.
Apr 10, 2015   CityLab
Friday fun in the form of a mapping challenge from the Washington Post's Wonkblog.
Apr 3, 2015   The Washington Post - Wonkblog
Ok maybe not everything, everything—but the recognizable tropes of subway maps do make it easier to explain everything from the development of cities to musical styles to interstellar scale.
Mar 27, 2015   Vox
An intrepid developer has combined the powers of OpenStreetMap, Wikipedia, and Spotify to map 7,681 songs about 212 cities across the globe.
Mar 21, 2015   The Washington Post - Wonkblog
A post on Vox collects a series of maps from the "Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States" showing how travel times changed over the past 200 years of U.S. history.
Mar 11, 2015   Vox