January 10, 2017, 8am PST
Treepedia is MIT's effort to collect a complete resource on the tree cover of city streets.
December 23, 2016, 5am PST
New York's lack of sunlight might be overstated, but the New York Times mapped the shadows cast by every building on every block of the city just to be sure.
December 8, 2016, 10am PST
Safety is one trigger in the heated debate over whether fossil fuels should be transported by pipeline. While the industry insists the method is safer than others, the spread of accidents since 1986 is substantial.
December 1, 2016, 2pm PST
Based on crowdsourced data from across the country, this updated map shows which municipalities have eliminated, lowered, or discussed their parking minimum laws.
November 27, 2016, 1pm PST
An interactive map from Chicago Cityscape shows all of the city's parking lots, vacant spaces, and city-owned land. Not all of it is truly vacant, or developable, but the map shows how much scope remains for new construction.
November 11, 2016, 1pm PST
Online mapping platforms are continuing to find new and improved ways to represent the inequities of American society.
November 8, 2016, 2pm PST
The Brookings Institution has provided a data-driven examination of the subject of poverty in the United States, to provide the kind of policy nuance and detail missing from the 2016 presidential campaign.
October 26, 2016, 7am PDT
After years of planning, Washington, D.C. this year adopted a new zoning code. With new maps from the District Office of Zoning, you can see for yourself what the city's new land use regulation regime looks like.
Greater Greater Washington
July 26, 2016, 2pm PDT
A new Google Maps redesign hopes to help make it easier to explore your surroundings. As with everything based on a mobile phone, the potential exists that it might also help ignore your surroundings.
June 20, 2016, 5am PDT
Typical world maps badly misrepresent the size of countries; a new web app shows their true scale.
June 4, 2016, 5am PDT
A new map-based web tool created by a former city employee calculates the redevelopment potential of every parcel in Philadelphia.
June 3, 2016, 5am PDT
Pop quiz: Can you recognize a major city based on an outline map?
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.
May 2, 2016, 7am PDT
A collaboration between Deloitte, Datawheel, and MIT has produced an intuitive aesthetically-pleasing gathering point for public data in the United States. Specific locations and industries boast easy-to-read profiles.
April 8, 2016, 7am PDT
Chatty Maps break down the sound profile of cities.
March 24, 2016, 6am PDT
An intrepid city employee created Philadelphia's first mapping tool for visualizing the layers of regulation and management that govern when, when, and how people park in Philadelphia.
February 24, 2016, 8am PST
A mapping project lead by Facebook's Connectivity Lab is gathering data from all over the atmosphere, and beyond, to make a comprehensive map of the world's buildings.
February 6, 2016, 1pm PST
Good news for the United States is found in a recent series of maps by NASA. Air pollution has significantly improved around the country.
February 5, 2016, 7am PST
The power of open data and mapping is on display in a map by Chicago Cityscape that shows all building permits for affordable housing in Chicago over the past decade.
January 29, 2016, 7am PST
A map-making effort by The Washington Post's Wonkblog puts the Western United States' population, or lack thereof, in perspective.
The Washington Post - Wonkblog