Maps

Sunday Video: Why New York City Is So Huge

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McLgpck2i7A Johnny Harris steps back in time to find out why New York City became so successful and huge even in the age of burgeoning...

The Bizarre-est Lots of Puget Sound

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During last week's discussion of subdivisions and the problem of slicing the city into tiny parcels, we asked for your help to find the...

Sunday Video: The 1850s Map That Changed How We Fight Outbreaks

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https://youtu.be/VJ86D_DtyWg The story of Dr. John Snow and the London Cholera 1854 Outbreak transformed epidemiology and our use of maps to track deadly outbreaks of...

Map of the Week: Cross-Sound Bridges for Highway Pipe Dreams

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Seattle has too many urban highways, but it could have had so many more if state leaders had realized all their dreams of highway...

Latest Seattle Subway Vision Map Refines the Metro 8 Line, Adds Edmonds to Network

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Seattle Subway isn't an organization to rest on its laurels. Fresh off Sound Transit 3 (ST3) success--with voters greenlighting 62 miles of light rail...

Sunday Video: How Leonardo da Vinci Made a “Satellite” Map in 1502

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https://youtu.be/2gEwEcYnewE Long before satellite was invented, Leonardo da Vinci made highly accurate maps mimicking the above view plan commonly found in satellite-based maps.

The Urbanist’s Greatest Hits of 2018

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I'm proud of the work our team of volunteer writers produced in 2018. We covered Seattle urbanism and politics with nuance and depth, offering...

Map of the Week: Delhi’s Rapid Rail Rollout

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India's capital of Delhi is a booming metropolis of 25 million people known for its heavy pollution and congested, chaotic streets. However, in the...