1. expressions-of-nature:

    Sunset in Apache Junction, Arizona : Saija Lehtonen

    (via andrewsmirror)

  2. thisiscitylab:

    The housing crisis and credit collapse that together comprised the Great Recession disproportionately affected minorities in America in at least two specific ways. As recent research from Rice University and Cornell University has demonstrated, black households were widely targeted by predatory lenders. Building on a major joint report from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Treasury Department, the researchers found that more than half of home-refinance loans for poorer African Americans were subprime, while black households were more than twice as likely as white households with comparable incomes to receive subprime loans.

    Now, a new tool from the Urban Institute shows the other shoe dropping. Today, with interest rates low and policies in place that favor new homebuyers, credit is disproportionately unavailable for minorities. The households hit hardest by the housing crises have been effectively locked out of the recovery.

    -Mapping the Spread of Housing Inequality Over the Great Recession

  3. sublim-ature:

    Fjaðrárgljúfur, Iceland
    Valter Joannas

    (via andrewsmirror)

  4. plasmatics-life:

    Down and into the darkness - {by Jørn Allan Pedersen} | {Website}

    (via andrewsmirror)

  5. maptitude1:

    This map shows the routes of the Pioneer Trails by which the American west was settled in the 1800s.

  7. nordpil:

    Monorail plan in Harrisburg, 1969 #map #harrisburg #pa #mapporn

    via [Pinterest pinned to the Nordpil Interesting Maps Pinterest Board]

  9. micdotcom:

    Watch America quit smoking before your eyes 

    As it turns out, America may really be Marlboro Country, or at least cigarette country. But luckily, that’s been changing.

    The above .GIF, created by MetricMaps, shows the number of cigarette packs sold per capita rise dramatically through the late 1970s before plummeting to just a fraction of that by the 2000s. While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that an astonishing 18.1% of all U.S. adults continue to regularly smoke cigarettes, it’s a 2.8% decrease from 2005 alone.

    Why America is finally quitting 

    (via maptacular)

  10. maptitude1:

    This gif shows the state-by-state status of marijuana legalization between 1996 and 2014.

    (Source: just--maps)

  12. transitmaps:

    Photo: Tattoo based on H.C. Beck’s First Paris Métro Diagram

    The inspiration for this tattoo is really quite obvious when you know what you’re looking for. This is H.C. Beck’s first unsolicited attempt at a Paris Metro diagram from around 1939, and has been reproduced quite faithfully (although without the station names). 

    Source: zachhaschanged/Instagram

  13. 1892 Toledo 

  14. 1948, San Francisco