Posted on · If you map environmental factors, race, politics, and other indicators in Houston, you often end up with an arrow shape. What is "the “Houston Arrow” and what does it tell us about resources and policies in our city?
Posted on · The Department of Justice says lawmakers discriminated against Latino and Black voters when they redrew the maps this year.
Posted on · The system will use flood gauge data to indicate streets that are likely to go underwater during heavy rain.
Posted on · The move on Monday of the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem endorses Israel's view of the city — where it has reshaped the map to solidify its hold
Posted on · The U.S. Supreme Court is considering a Texas redistricting case that could ultimately result in big changes to the state's political maps. But the courts have taken seven years to get this far, and that's a win for the Republicans favored by the current maps.
Posted on · The multimedia sharing app can be an indispensable tool for information gathering during the storm.
Posted on · The state has been using interim maps since 2013, because the original maps put into place in 2011 were also struck down by federal courts.
Posted on · It might be hard to believe, but Texas’s voting maps, those lines that decide where your representative district is and what seat you’re voting for, have been in flux for the past six years.
Posted on · The Houston Museum of Natural Science is known for geodes and stars and dinosaurs, but a new exhibit aims to make cartography just as exciting as a Tyrannosaurus Rex. Mapping Texas: From Frontier to the Lone Star State shows off 50 maps, dating from the sixteenth through the nineteenth centuries, that document the discovery of […]
Posted on · Maybe it's been awhile since you've used an actual paper map – unless you're just not a smartphone person. But nonetheless, maps and roads are a big part of American iconography. And that iconography is also a big part of the work of artists Nick Vaughan and Jake Margolin. For example, they'll painstakingly cut out […]
Posted on · 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 […]
Posted on · Texas is undeniably a conservative state, dominated in state offices by Republicans and largely on the national stage by far right-leaning figures. Yet, here in Houston, we seem to be a more bluish (or at least less red) dot, politically speaking. Are we, though, really so different from the rest of Texas, or do some […]
Posted on · Houston welcomes U.S. and Irish rugby teams to town this weekend, for a game that's bound to be filled with scrums, knock-ons, mulligrubbers and falcons. Any idea what any of that means? Producer Edel Howlin visited with the Irish squad, and will share a little rugby 101 during today’s Houston Matters. Under the Voting Rights […]