March 27, 2015, 5am PDT
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.
March 21, 2015, 1pm PDT
An intrepid developer has combined the powers of OpenStreetMap, Wikipedia, and Spotify to map 7,681 songs about 212 cities across the globe.
The Washington Post - Wonkblog
March 11, 2015, 2pm PDT
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.
March 3, 2015, 2pm PST
OpenStreetMap has released an animated map to illustrate the impressive growth of the project over the first ten years of its existence.
February 27, 2015, 6am PST
The cities that visitors see will always be different than the city that locals see. A new mapping project reveals the distinctions between the local perspective and the tourist perspective for 136 cities around the globe.
February 20, 2015, 6am PST
It's too bad there isn't a map that can lead us to the place where all the fact-checkers have gone.
February 7, 2015, 7am PST
The Metropolitan Transportation Commission—the Bay Area's regional transportation planning agency—recently did fans of data and mapping a huge favor and launched a website called Vital Signs.
February 7, 2015, 5am PST
New research provides sorely needed tools for illustrating the neighborhoods that suffer a lack of transportation options to access jobs and opportunity.
February 5, 2015, 5am PST
What time did you leave for work this morning? What time should you have left for work this morning?
February 3, 2015, 1pm PST
Mapping the nation's 600,000 bridges reveals a remarkably fine-grained map of…the nation.
The Washington Post - Wonkblog
February 2, 2015, 7am PST
A new interactive mapping tool, created by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, makes the case for a renewed, regional focus on the infrastructure that moves the region.
January 29, 2015, 6am PST
A new map from Mapbox visualizes traffic on all roads eligible for highway safety funds by combining data available through the Highway Performance Monitoring System on OpenStreetMap.
January 26, 2015, 5am PST
Cities change. The people living in cities change. A new online tool from the Urban Institute allows users to forecast demographic trends as far out at 2030.
January 23, 2015, 11am PST
California has commenced new water use reporting requirements, which the Pacific Institute has compiled into an interactive map and database to provide accessible evidence about where the state's water goes.
January 23, 2015, 8am PST
If you're into place names and the history of presidential politics, we have just the map for you.
January 16, 2015, 2pm PST
What better way to wind down from a long week thinking about cities and maps and transportation than by taking a quiz to show off your knowledge of cities and maps and transportation?
January 14, 2015, 9am PST
A new web-based tool by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and Esri allows users to "explore the ecological tapestry of the world."
January 8, 2015, 12pm PST
Patrick Sisson reports on the fruits of a 2013 effort by the city of Chicago to codify transit oriented development.
December 13, 2014, 9am PST
Do you have a need for speed? Or at least a need to know the speed limit anywhere in the world? Greater Greater Washington has just the map for you.
Greater Greater Washington
December 3, 2014, 7am PST
An article by Ben Campkin, Marina Mogilevich, and Rebecca Ross examines how images shape ideas about cities—from "John Snow’s Cholera map to Le Corbusier's plan for a contemporary city and Moose's 'clean graffiti.'"