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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 […]

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 Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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