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Mapping human development in America

In work with the American Human Development Project, Rosten Woo and Zachary Watson map the Human Development Index, along with many other indicators in this…

A world of tweets

We've seen this sort of thing before, with tweets mapped and such, but the recent A World of Tweets by Frog Design is nicely executed…

Defining neighborhoods with map scribbles

TenderMaps brings an informal approach to highlighting the parts of neighborhoods: We wanted to move from the static and singular, toward more dynamic, subtle definitions…

The very first NYT election map

Matthew Ericson, deputy graphics director of The New York Times, dug through the archives to find the first occurrence of an election map in the…

Keeping an eye on election results

All eyes here in the states will be on election results tonight, and all the major graphics desks have been hard at work to provide…

Iraq War logs released by Wikileaks shed new light

This past Friday, Wikileaks released a second batch of reports on Iraq: At 5pm EST Friday 22nd October 2010 WikiLeaks released the largest classified military…

Mad Men office floor plan

I've never seen an episode, but if my Twitter stream has taught me anything, it's that many of you will enjoy this floor plan of…

True size of Africa

Online maps that we use for directions use the Mercator projection, and this tends to dictate how we perceive the size of countries and continents.…

How K-12 schools in your area measure up

In collaboration with NBC News and The Gates Foundation, Ben Fry-headed Fathom Design shows you how K-12 schools measure up in your area. If you're…

Where refugees come from

Thousands of people flee their country every year, and the travel patterns are by no means easy to understand. Christian Behrens, in a revamp of…

Map series of oil spill in Gulf

Everyone's fascinated with animated graphics, which is cool, but sometimes a series of a whole bunch of maps is just as good. Archie Tse of…

Fictional map of online communities

xkcd + numbers on online communities. Need I say more? Along the same lines as the Web 2.0 Points of Control, xkcd maps online communities…

Typographic maps

Cartography group Axis Maps continues their run of mapping goodness with the announcement of their typographic maps: Created as a labor of love, these unique…

Europe geographically stereotyped

We tend to see the world in different ways, depending on what part of the world we live in. If you've never been to California,…

History of the Blitz bombings

In September 1940, Nazi Germany began bombing London for 76 consecutive nights in what is now known as The Blitz. There was tons of destruction…

Race and ethnicity mapped by block

Instead of breaking up demographics by defined boundaries, Bill Rankin uses dots to show the more subtle changes across neighborhoods in a map of Chicago…

The state of mapping APIs

O'Reilly Radar surveys the state of mapping APIs from old sources (like Google) and new ones (like CloudMade). Spoiler alert: there's a lot of opportunity…

Evolving path of the Mississippi River

We often think of rivers as following a given path for the course of its life, but really, the path changes over time as the…

Where your neighbors commute to and from

Some people live in areas where a one-hour commute both ways is common, while others practically live across the street from their workplaces. Engineer slash…

Battle for Web supremacy

Blend Interactive maps points of control for the Web 2.0 Summit in the style of the Risk board game. Areas of the Web are shown…

Social life of Foursquare users mapped

Foursquare, the location-based social network, lets people share their location with others in the form of checkins. Map all of those checkins, and you get…

Mapping the moves of New York residents

A couple of months back, WNYC's The Brian Lehrer Show asked listeners who have moved to or away from New York some questions. They asked…