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Students Create Unusual Maps of Houston

Students Create Unusual Maps of Houston

What do megachurches, potholes and wireless networks have in common? The answer is maps.

They’re not road maps or weather maps. They’re maps of things like potholes around Lakewood Church. Or maps of Houston’s wireless networks. The work is part of a class at the University of Houston called Creative Mapping that encourages students to find different ways to look at Houston other than just a grid of streets.

Houston Matters producer Edel Howlin talks with some of the students about their work.

Nine of the maps will be assembled into an atlas, which will be available at Brazos Bookstore on April 13. Proceeds from the sales will go to Houston Habitat for Humanity.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael HagertyMichael Hagerty is the Senior Producer for Houston Matters. He has a degree in journalism from Abilene Christian University and has served as news director for NPR and PBS stations around Texas and The West, including: KUNR-FM in Reno, Nev.; KNPB-TV in Reno, Nev.; and KWBU-TV/FM in Waco, Texas. He got his start on the air as a college student hosting Morning Edition at KACU-FM in Abilene, Texas. A native of the Chicago area and an avid Cubs fan, Michael spent four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.View all posts by Michael Hagerty →

  1. EBEB04-09-2015

    There’s a free App to report the exact location of Potholes – PotholeSnitch!