Stamen is a design and technology studio in San Francisco.

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We've been designing and building maps and data visualizations in San Francisco's Mission District for happy clients since 2001. Stamen is a 100% independently owned and operated company.

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Since 2001, Stamen has developed a reputation for beautiful and technologically sophisticated projects in a diverse range of commercial and cultural settings. We work and play with a surprising and growing range of collaborators: news media, financial institutions, artists and architects, car manufacturers, design agencies, museums, technology firms, political action committees, and universities.

Find out more about who we are, or view Stamen client work and research projects. A selection of essays and works-in-progress may be found at our studio blog.

Read about Stamen in: The New York Times | The New York Times (2) | The New York Times (3) | The Wall Street Journal | Forbes | The Economist | The New York Times | CNN | The Guardian | Esquire and Contagious | Wired UK | Fast Company (2) (3)

Eric at EYEO: How to (keep) running a successful data visualization design studio

Fellowship with Harvard, SPUR and Grey Area

Custom Cartography

Recent Projects

Custom Cartography & Identity for MapZen

Mapping Climate Change

Mapping Methane Leaks

Tableau Maps

Read about the project in Wired

Visualizing Obamacare

Visualizing Sea Level Rise

Mapping Social Media and Parks

Visualizing Bitcoin MtGox 500

Mapping the Golden Gate Recreation Area

Pinterest Maps

Surging Seas v2

Mapstack: Maps for All

Mapping the Health of the Chesapeake Bay

Everything, everything:

Integrating Instagram with MTV Social Voting 3d Maps in a Browser

Google Free and Open

Mapping the Private Bus Networks of Silicon Valley

Facebook: Mapping how Viral Stories Spread

Facebook Stories: Mapping the World's Friendships

Visualizing NASDAQ Financial Data

Chernobyl Diaries: Creepymaps

The Weather Channel Hurricane Tracker

The Weather Channel Travel Planner

Field Papers

MoMA Talk To Me

National Geographic The World iPad App


MTV | MTV MTV Live Twitter visualizations

Trees, Cabs and Crime in San Francisco


Bing Maps Cartography

Nike Grid

Oakland Crimespotting

San Francisco Crimespotting

Cheerio maps

Walking Papers

CNN Home and Away


Hope for Haiti



Mondo Window

NBC Olympics 2010

Soft Cities

SOM Digital City 1

SOM Digital City 2

Trulia Snapshot

Nike Basketball Playoffs Twitter Visualization

Oakland Crimespotting Heat Maps

MTV Movie Awards 2010

Flickr Clock

MSNBC Historical Hurricane Maps

SFMOMA Artscope

Cloudmade: Fresh

Cloudmade: Pale Dawn

Cloudmade: Midnight Commander

Adobe Kuler Community Pulse

Maps From Scratch




London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games

Data visualization, SOM, and the Transbay Tower

Acconci Story

SFMOMA Interactive companion

California Academy of Sciences

MSNBC Hurricane Tracker

Yahoo! Nikon Stunning Gallery

MySociety Travel Time Maps

Trulia Hindsight

GlobalVoicesOnline Maps

Digg Swarm / Digg Arc / Digg BigSpy / Digg Stack / Digg Pics

Hello Oakland


Graffiti Archaeology

Global Business Network

USC Anneneberg Center for Communication

Mapping photos on with Mappr

Pro Choice America


Root Markets


Quokka Sports

Adobe: Amgen Tour of California

In The News / Vox Delicii

Empty City

Macromedia: MX