Maps

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
May 15, 2015, 6am PDT
A creative cartographer has created a series maps in the cartoon style of pop art.
CityLab
May 6, 2015, 8am PDT
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.
Curbed Chicago
April 16, 2015, 5am PDT
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).
Washington City Paper
April 13, 2015, 7am PDT
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.
New York Times Magazine
April 10, 2015, 6am PDT
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.
CityLab
April 3, 2015, 1pm PDT
Friday fun in the form of a mapping challenge from the Washington Post's Wonkblog.
The Washington Post - Wonkblog