Have you ever wondered where the geographic center of the Houston metro area members would be? We have often discussed central locations for meetings and events, but it has always been guesswork. While pondering this question, I did a search for a program that would address this problem. I found this website which will calculate the exact geographic center, as long as you have the patience to enter every address of the Houston metro area members: http://www.geomidpoint.com/
With Nancy’s help entering the addresses and navigating the non-intuitive engineering interface of the program, we found the center of the universe. Well, at least the center of the Houston MG universe. We were able to find the nearest street address as:
5450 Langfield Road, Houston, TX
The latitude and longitude is: (29.832552/-95.496606)
Pulling up Google Maps and plugging in the street address shows a location just south of Hwy 290, approximately half way between Beltway 8 and the 610 Loop.
Zooming in closer shows a number of nearby restaurants and area businesses.
This is something to keep in mind if we are looking for a central meeting location for activities, or events.