Texas Atlas Project: Technological Pathway to Public Engagement

Type: Paper
Theme: Public Engagement in Geography
Sponsor Groups: Ethnic Geography Specialty Group, Cartography Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/12/2018
Start / End Time: 3:20 PM / 5:00 PM (MDT)
Room: Napoleon C3, Sheraton 3rd Floor
Organizers: Lawrence Estaville
Chairs: Mark Deka


The paper session focuses on the Texas Atlas Project as a technological pathway to provide citizens of Texas important information about education, environmental, social, economic, and health topics via thematic atlases that, ideally, will lead to public understanding and engagement. Established in 2000, the Texas Atlas Project has produced one commercial atlas, School Atlas of Texas; two peer-reviewed hardcopy atlases, Texas Water Atlas and Texas Health Atlas; one peer-reviewed traditional e-book (pdf), Texas Crime Atlas; and two peer-reviewed Cloud-based, interactive atlases, Texas Education Atlas and Texas Economic Atlas (in review). The two interactive atlases provide visualizations via a straightforward point-and-click technique


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Lawrence Estaville*, Texas State University, Texas Atlas Project Overview 20 3:20 PM
Presenter Kanika Verma*, Independent, K-12 Interactive Mapping in the Texas Education Atlas 20 3:40 PM
Presenter Edris Montalvo*, Cameron University, Texas Universities and Community Colleges Interactive Mapping 20 4:00 PM
Presenter John Ponstingel*, Texas State University, Texas Economic Interactive Mapping 20 4:20 PM
Presenter Mark Deka*, Texas State University - San Marcos, Economic Indicators for the Ten Largest Cities in Texas 20 4:40 PM

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