Maps

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

Rock map of Scotland

Harry Jefferies shared his grandfather’s 30-year project: My grandpa who is 85 started…

Algorithmic road trip to visit a street named after each day of the year

Ben Ashforth set out to visit a street named after a day of…

Map of most common domesticated animals

Based on data from the USDA Census of Agriculture, this map by John…

Local wanderlust

Alastair Humphreys, using a 20 by 20 kilometer map of where he lives,…

World railway map

Usually you see a railway map from a local perspective, because it’s meant…

Cost of a Big Mac at every McDonald’s in the United States

A map, by Pantry & Larder, shows the cost of a Big Mac…

Shifting bird populations

Using data from the crowdsourced database eBird, Harry Stevens mapped the shifts in…

Oceans that all the rivers drain

Rivers drain into oceans. Grasshopper Geography color-coded the rivers in the world by…

Where restaurants serve Asian cuisines in the U.S.

You can find Asian restaurants in most places in the United States, but…

Where it warmed the most in the world

Earth got its hottest year on record in 2023. Based on data from…

Snow drought

A warming climate has meant less snow in the northern hemisphere, which is…

Map with a receipt printer

Aaron Koelker used a receipt printer to print a six-foot long map of…

Repairing Panama Canal water levels

For Bloomberg, Peter Millard and Michael D. McDonald report on the efforts to…

World map of illustrated animals

During a three-year span, Anton Thomas illustrated a world map of 1,642 animals…

High concentration of intrastate pipelines in Texas

By keeping gas pipelines within the state, companies can avoid federal regulations. This…

Life in the Gaza Strip

The New York Times put together an image of what life is like…

Running out of space to grow food

For Associated Press, Christina Larson and Nicky Forster examined the growing population and…

Animated map shows the search for the best path

When you look up directions with a mapping application, there are algorithms that…