Maps

EYE OF THE TERROR

Over 1,300 partnerships with Ring. Hundreds of facial recognition systems. The surveillance apparatus in the United States takes all kinds of forms in all kinds of places — a huge number of which populate a new map called the Atlas of Surveillance.

SEEING IS BELIEVING

Long before we got this funny idea that maps had to be truthful, before Edney's ideal of cartography took hold, maps were full of conjectures, rumors, mistakes in surveying and even some outright frauds.

ROADS TO NOWHERE

Street-network sprawl is a way to measure urban sprawl, worldwide, through the connectedness of the streets. Less sprawl means more connected, more walkable streets. This interactive map calculates the street-network sprawl for every mapped street on Earth.

EVERGREEN CONTENT

Every year, millions of Americans purchase and decorate Christmas trees to ring in the holiday season. Whether they are bought at a lawn and garden store, pop-up lot, or harvested from a tree farm or national forest, a live tree is an integral part of the tradition for many families.

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