Posts Tagged ‘maps’

All the D.C. Maps You’ll Ever Need

You could spend hours playing with the recently upgraded D.C. Geographic Information System. Having done so myself, I'll save you the trouble. Here, in no particular order, are a few dozen maps of the geography of all sorts of city features you never even considered, plus a few you may actually have been curious about. [...]

And Now Let Us Witness Excellent Maps And Charts

For a recent Comprehensive Housing Strategy Task Force meeting, the Office of Planning put together some visuals that capture what's getting built in the city, and how it's changing. Here are some of my favorites.
1) Didn't believe we're in an apartment boom? The District issued more permits for buildings with more than five units in [...]

Alleys Are Everywhere

Cartography is booming in D.C., and blogging is much richer for it. Just look at this great map of all the District's alleys, courtesy of Rob Pitongolo. Lots of D.C. residents, like Rob, have probably been on tons of city streets, but only one or two alleys. Now you can explore, and even know where [...]

The Value of Districts

Prince of Petworth puts words to something I'd been thinking for a while: There's a point at which enough commercial establishments gather in one place that they can realistically be called a "district," or a loosely-defined area where you might go when you're looking for a certain thing, rather than a specific address. It seems [...]

Housing-Income Mismatch on Display in New Census Data

The New York Times data mapping tool with new results from the American Community Survey is pure magic. One of the things it illustrates most clearly, though, is something that it didn't take wizardry to figure out: Incomes in D.C. aren't rising as quickly as rents or home values.
First, take a look at the map [...]

Metrobusted: D.C.’s subway system needs a new map. Is anything worth saving?

Metro’s rail map, the rainbow diagram that serves as a logo of Washington as much as a tool to navigate the city, is a durable relic.
Unlike New York’s subway, Metro’s rail diagram didn’t go through a trippy ’70s phase that was then scrapped, or waver between representation and abstraction, like Moscow’s. Instead, the map just [...]