The Social Computing Group and the MIT Media Lab have launched the "You Are Here" project, mapping data points from cities where participants have lived. The project has colorful maps of bicycle crashes, coffee shops, and permanent visa applications.
May 2, 2014 You Are Here
The Regional Plan Association recently released a Job Access Map—an interactive tool that allows user to discover the travel time homes and jobs, and much more, via every form of transportation.
Apr 28, 2014 DataHaven Data Blog
Americans tend to pay more attention to wind strength than storm surge when evaluating whether or not to evacuate before a hurricane. A new NOAA mapping project is designed to change perceptions about the multiple risks of storm events.
Apr 25, 2014 Reuters
A map released this week and shared on numerous websites shades the 4,871,270 U.S. Census Blocks with zero population. That includes rugged backcountry and suburban super malls.
Apr 18, 2014 mapsbynik
The common perception of New York City is as of a well-integrated city, full of multi-ethnic neighborhoods. But a recent article peeks behind the curtain of the city’s surprising boundaries of racial segregation.
Apr 15, 2014 City Notes
"Each region is closer to a particular airport than any other," explains the creator of what's called a spherical Voronoi diagram. The diagram illustrates just how far that airport is.
Apr 13, 2014 The Washington Post - Wonkblog
A website called I Quant NY has produced a string of posts examining recent ridership data released by Citi Bike. The visualizations and maps produced by the site make a good case for the value of open data.
Apr 9, 2014 I Quant NY
“For the historic cartographile, Christmas may have come late, but here it is,” writes Daniel Stuckey.
Apr 4, 2014 New York Public Library
MIT’s Senseable City Lab produced a beautiful visualization of every taxi ride taken in New York City in 2011. More valuable than the pretty pictures, however, are the insights the data provide about creating a more efficient transportation system.
Mar 13, 2014 Atlantic Cities
A recent long-read describes the current state of the competition for primacy in the world of online mapping tools. The champ—Google Maps. The challenger—OpenStreetMap.
Mar 5, 2014 The Next Web