May 5, 2016, 5am PDT
Google Maps has changed a lot since its quick rise to ubiquity. An intrepid blogger digs into the nitty gritty of how the mapping platform has changed, and the consequences of Google's cartography for how the public perceives the world.
December 9, 2015, 11am PST
Looking for the perfect holiday gift for a planner? Check out these new map books.
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.
October 16, 2015, 1pm PDT
Modern maps are visual representations of millions of points of standardized data.
The Washington Post - Wonkblog
July 3, 2015, 5am PDT
For the first time, full-color videos of the earth's surface will be made available to the public, with added options for paying customers. The imagery comes from two cameras on the International Space Station.
May 30, 2015, 5am PDT
Cartographer Jeffrey Linn has compiled maps of how coastal China would look under risen seas. Over 40 percent of the country's population lives in potentially affected regions.
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.
November 21, 2014, 2pm PST
Allison Arieff provides a glimpse to the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research's new exhibit featuring interesting maps of the San Francisco Bay Area.
July 11, 2014, 6am PDT
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.
April 4, 2014, 5am PDT
“For the historic cartographile, Christmas may have come late, but here it is,” writes Daniel Stuckey.
August 25, 2013, 5am PDT
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.
January 23, 2013, 12pm PST
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."
September 27, 2012, 1pm PDT
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.
September 10, 2012, 2pm PDT
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.
June 29, 2012, 6am PDT
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.
May 10, 2012, 2pm PDT
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.
June 2, 2010, 5am PDT
This article from <em>The Daily Mail</em> takes a historical look at ten maps that changed the world.
April 29, 2010, 7am PDT
This series from the <em>BBC</em> looks at the art and innovation of cartography.
December 7, 2009, 7am PST
This slideshow from <em>Slate</em> explores some of the strangest maps in history.
October 9, 2009, 5am PDT
These maps are distorted to emphasize areas with higher populations. Check out the warped US and bloated Australia.