15 Oct 2018

Here Are The Real Boundaries Of American Metropolises, Decided By An Algorithm

How is the U.S. actually split geographically? When we think about where we live, usually our

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20 Sep 2018

Multidimensional Maps That Provide New Perspectives On New York City

The world’s most mapped city, as you’ve never seen it before. THE UPPER EAST SIDE

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20 Aug 2018

Where Are The Hipsters In Your City? These Crowdsourced Maps Will Show You

Hoodmaps offers a crowd-sourced mapping platform that gives users the ability to walk through a city

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17 Aug 2018

Learning About Cities By Mapping Their Smells

The English artist Kate McLean is trying to preserve our olfactory memory. Each of us

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24 May 2018

The Transportation Problem No One Is Talking About

Right now, most self-driving cars–like those being developed by Google or Uber–can only operate in

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02 Nov 2017

AI Is Reshaping What We Know About Cities

Machine learning is helping urbanists confirm–or disprove–long-standing theories about cities. Why do certain neighborhoods feel safe

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25 Aug 2017

How Maps Became Deadly Innovations in WWI

Advances in weaponry and cartography had deadly repercussions in World War I, which the United

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26 Jun 2017

Here Are The Best Cities For Digital Nomads

 The one thing truest about technology is that it is always evolving. These days, technology

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22 Jun 2017

U.S. Salary Inequality From Productivity Not Just Tech Boom

Employment may have rebounded since the Great Recession, but the staggering regional gaps in both

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28 Mar 2017

The 10 Maps Of Exquisite Beauty And Elegance

During much of history, maps were designed as much for beauty and display as for

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31 Aug 2015

Train Buffs Will Love This Atlas of Railway Photography

The map, created by a self-professed rail geek, plots geotagged train-related Flickr images. Nick Benson

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21 Jul 2015

Where We Should And Shouldn’t Build Roads In The Future

“Road Map” shows where economic benefits from roads are as high as the danger they

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12 Jun 2015

Enjoying Mobility In Stuttgart

Stuttgart has set an aspiring goal when it comes to mobility on two wheels: the

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10 Jun 2015

Apple WWDC 2015 : Solutions For The Urbanites

Apple’s WWDC 2015 has begun. The annual event where Apple launches new releases, major updates

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02 Jun 2015

The Shortest Paths To Happiness

Figuring out how to walk quickly from A to B is easy. Just plug two

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29 May 2015

Where To Find The Quietest Places

New data from National Park Service scientists shows that “most people live in environments where

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28 May 2015

3-Year Dedication Of Mapping Brooklyn Made From Trash

Jennifer Maravillas’ “71 Square Miles” is one of the most colorful maps of Brooklyn I’ve

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25 May 2015

How Fractals Bring Imaginary Cities To Life

Emily Garfield like to say that she grows cities. With pen, ink, and watercolor, the

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16 May 2015

Mapping The Age Of Every Building In Manhattan

A tool called Urban Layers tracks Manhattan’s rise, block by block, since 1765. The Harlem

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20 Apr 2015

Mapping The Morning Rush Hour In US

In Nevada, you’re likely to leave for work between midnight and 5 a.m. The time

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17 Apr 2015

What Your City Would Look Like In Tron

Stacks of geometric blue shapes represent skyscrapers. Cars become shooting yellow dashes moving across the

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14 Apr 2015

Dave Troy : Social Maps That Reveal A City’s Intersections & Separations

Every city has its neighbourhoods, cliques and clubs, the hidden lines that join and divide

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27 Mar 2015

Daniele Quercia : Happy Maps

Mapping apps help us find the fastest route to where we’re going. But what if

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25 Mar 2015

The Evolution Of Urban Planning In 10 Diagrams

Le Corbusier’s plan may not have had such power if he hadn’t put it on

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19 Mar 2015

The Insanity Of City Street Grids

A new data visualisation reveals exactly how serpentine some cities’ road patterns can be. Stephen

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09 Mar 2015

Missing Maps: A Human Genome Project For Cities

A huge number of the world’s most vulnerable human settlements have remained unmapped … until

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05 Mar 2015

Visualising The City Of Barcelona

At night in Barcelona, Gaudi’s Parc Guell lights up, and the little restaurants in Las

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02 Mar 2015

Talk Of The Town : Society Is Abuzz

What do the social networks look like in your city or country? Dave Troy (TED

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26 Feb 2015

MIT Is Drawing 10,000 Maps To Save The World

The social computing group wants to initiate social change via data visualisation at the rate

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26 Feb 2015

Chicago, The Last Great Capital Of Cartography

As America grew in the late 19th century, so did mapmaking—and Chicago was at the

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25 Feb 2015

Every City Should Have Something Like San Francisco’s Mass Transit Access Map

It lets you see exactly how much of the city you can reach in a

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14 Feb 2015

What Old Transit Maps Can Teach Us About A City’s Future

An analysis of once-rejected, later-constructed routes in Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Houston. Houston, Atlanta, and

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10 Feb 2015

Maps That You Can Hear And Touch

Scientists and architects are pioneering a new cartography for blind users. Sighted people read maps

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09 Feb 2015

How Brooklyn Is Like Buenos Aires: Toward A Science Of Cities

Marc Barthelemy and Rémi Louf, researchers at L’Institut de Physique Théorique outside of Paris, are seeking quantitative

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05 Feb 2015

London’s Near-2000 Year History Mapped

Researchers at UCL’s Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis collated vast datasets to map the capital’s

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29 Jan 2015

City Maps Through The Ages

From London’s cholera outbreak to the siege of Frankfurt, these are the works of the earliest

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