How I Mapped the Fluid Border Between El Paso and Juárez for CityLab

I wrote about the movement of people and water in El Paso/Juárez and parts of New Mexico for CityLab and the process of making an animated meander map for the Rio Grande/Río Bravo because one did not already exist and sometimes you have to make the map you want to see in the world.

A clip of Antebi’s animation of historical meanders of the Rio Grande/Río Bravo from 1827 through 1960. The base image is a survey map from 1896 that proposed an international dam where New Mexico, Mexico, and Texas meet. (Courtesy of Nicole Antebi)
A clip of Antebi’s animation of historical meanders of the Rio Grande/Río Bravo from 1827 through 1960. The base image is a survey map from 1896 that proposed an international dam where New Mexico, Mexico, and Texas meet. (Courtesy of Nicole Antebi)

View full animated essay here:

https://www.citylab.com/life/2019/08/rio-grande-map-us-mexico-border-history-el-paso-rio-bravo/596227/

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