Maps

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
August 12, 2015, 1pm PDT
Keystone Crossroads has produced an interactive series about Pennsylvania's urban waterfronts. A storymap and in-depth reporting provide waterfront access from afar.
Keystone Crossroads
July 30, 2015, 11am PDT
Maps are still an important tool in teaching kids to be global citizens.
The Washington Post - Blogs
July 23, 2015, 10am PDT
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).
Smithsonian Magazine
July 17, 2015, 6am PDT
Looking for granular illustrations of the details of local economies? Look no further.
The Washington Post - Wonkblog
July 3, 2015, 9am PDT
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.
The New Yorker
June 1, 2015, 8am PDT
Penn IUR Co-Directors Genie Birch and Susan Wachter write about the promise of geospatial technologies in promoting sustainable urbanization.
Penn Institute for Urban Research
May 20, 2015, 6am PDT
"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.
CityLab
May 18, 2015, 6am PDT
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.
CityLab