Maps

Maps are still an important tool in teaching kids to be global citizens.
5 days ago   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
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