Cartography

A new tool, released in partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey and Esri, provides easy access to historical maps from all over the country, featuring a timeline to easily select maps from different eras.
Jul 11, 2014   ESRI
“For the historic cartographile, Christmas may have come late, but here it is,” writes Daniel Stuckey.
Apr 4, 2014   New York Public Library
A collector has discovered the world's oldest globe to depict the New World, which may have originated from Leonardo da Vinci's shop in 1504.
Aug 25, 2013   The Washington Post
Cartographic Grounds, a recent exhibition at the Harvard Graduate School of Design — now online at Places — seeks to "reconcile the precision and instrumentality of the plan with the geographic and territorial scope of the map."
Jan 23, 2013   Places Journal
A new program developed by University of Cincinnati Professor Tomasz Stepinski allows users to find sections of the American landscape with similar land coverage or ecological patterns.
Sep 27, 2012   The Atlantic Cities
In New York, neighborhood boundaries are big business. Just ask any real estate agent who's tried to pass off a Gowanus apartment as being in Park Slope. Since the city does not officially define boundaries, amateurs are filling the void.
Sep 10, 2012   The New York Times
Want to know how long it will take to pick up the kids at school, drive to your favorite restaurant, drive the baseball game, take the bus to the park? And all at once? Trulia's new innovative map does just that.
Jun 29, 2012   Fast Company
Matt Flegenheimer reports on how newly found errors in New York's vaunted subway map have reignited a battle over who deserves credit for its design, and who should own up to its mistakes.
May 10, 2012   The New York Times
This article from <em>The Daily Mail</em> takes a historical look at ten maps that changed the world.
Jun 2, 2010   The Daily Mail
This series from the <em>BBC</em> looks at the art and innovation of cartography.
Apr 29, 2010   BBC
This slideshow from <em>Slate</em> explores some of the strangest maps in history.
Dec 7, 2009   Slate