Maps

Intuitive to look at spatial patterns and great for distributing geographic data.

Where State Farm Insurance is dropping home policies

State Farm won’t be renewing about 30,000 policies because of high wildfire and…

Mapping hurricane winds with avocado of uncertainty

Stamen, whose design breakdowns I always appreciate, discusses why they took a different…

Energy surges due to solar storm

The recent solar storms brought pretty lights to the night sky in some…

Change in housing prices where you live

I don’t know about you, but where I live, the housing prices keep…

Mapping Hacker News

Wilson Lin used an abstract map to visualize 40 million posts and comments…

Map of magnetic fields in the Milky Way

Based on data from NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory For Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA), Villanova University…

Historical cicada maps

It’s been over 200 years since the cicadas of Brood XIII and Brood…

Welcome to the future of data reporting, in musical format

The TikTok account Globetrots combines Google Earth and text-to-speech to show top-ten lists…

xkcd: Alphabetical cartogram

A deeply insightful map from xkcd. See also: 19 maps that will blow…

Map of NHL player birth places

Reddit user ChangsManagement mapped where NHL hockey players were born, based on data…

What happened to Japantown in San Francisco when residents were forced out by executive order

In 1942, Franklin Delano Roosevelt mandated that those of Japanese descent be sent…

People movements during the eclipse

As you might expect, the path of totality brought increased activities as people…

Airbnb occupancy along the eclipse path

Maybe you heard there’s a total eclipse happening today. AirDNA mapped Airbnb occupancy…

Mapping NBA basketball shots

Alasdair Rae outlines the basics of visualizing basketball shot data with QGIS, an…

Using satellite imagery to tell stories

Satellite imagery on its own can be limited in what it can say…

Mile-by-mile map along the path of totality

On April 8, 2024, the moon is going to completely block the sun…

Maps in the wild

For the New York Times, Eve Kahn describes the use of maps outside…

Mapping the crops with the most potential in a changing climate

The climate is changing, which means some crops will fair better or worse…