Maps
Design
What a Square Mile of a City's Grid Looks Like Around the World
Compare the unique layouts of Atlanta, Rome, Tunis, and more.... READ ON
Afternoon Map
The Most Popular Girl Scout Cookie in Each State
See which flavor made the cut in your state.... READ ON
This Just In
How People Get Hurt in All 50 States
Look out for animals in Missouri.... READ ON
Afternoon Map
The Most Popular Rom-Com in Each State
The United States of Meet-Cutes.... READ ON
Math
Explore the Interconnected World of Mathematics in One Condensed Map
Dominic Walliman traces everything from counting to cryptography.... READ ON
Design
These Bike Path Maps Are Designed to Look Like Subway Routes
To make bike maps truly useful, make them simple.... READ ON
Design
Apply Now to Be an Apprentice to a Globe Maker
You don't need any mapping skills—just to be great at making stuff with your hands.... READ ON
Afternoon Map
Map Plots the Fastest Route to America’s Michelin-Starred Restaurants
Visiting one restaurant a night, it would take travelers five months to reach them all.... READ ON
Travel
City Maps Replace Transit Stops With Popular Instagram Hashtags
#Cronut, #innout, and #currywurst are all included.... READ ON
Language
Fun With the Great American Word Mapper
The addictive tool uses geolocation and statistical clustering techniques to map the top 100,000 words used on Twitter in 2014.... READ ON
History
The 10 Most Important Maps in U.S. History
Without these pieces of paper, the United States we know would never have existed—or else, it would look radically different today.... READ ON
Pretty Pictures
What the Whole Earth Looks Like With Sunset Shadows
A geographer has created topographic maps of the shadows cast by every mountain in the world.... READ ON
TV
The Most Popular Netflix Show in Each State
See what people are binge-watching in your part of the country.... READ ON
Afternoon Map
Every Country’s Most Popular Tourist Attraction
How many have you visited?... READ ON
Music
Interactive Map Showcases Holiday Music From Around the World
It features 56 songs from 24 countries.... READ ON
Afternoon Map
Mapping the Most Popular Holiday Movie in Each State
See if you agree with the rest of your region.... READ ON

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