If you took a Geography course over 20 years ago, you might recall the subject involving little more than memorizing the locations of continents, countries, cities, as well as climate and cultural facts. In that time, many universities have expanded their geography programs by entering the world of Geographic Information Systems, or GIS for short.
This February, HARC led a multi-institution research campaign in three Ship Channel communities with long histories of air pollution issues – Manchester, Milby Park and Galena Park – to shed new light on those questions. The ultimate goal is to help improve air quality and public health in those and other near-industry neighborhoods. This film is about that project.