Constructing a Digital Land Record System

After five years of research, academics, and transitioning from Marine Corps writing styles to technical writing styles, Bryan Gillis has finally completed his thesis titled Constructing a Digital Land Record System. Check out the recording below to view the presentation. This thesis is founded on the research conducted as part of the {Map Scanning} project over the past five years. The ability to provide the public with access to digital land records is fundamental in a free market. BandoCat provides stakeholders, such as County Clerks, access to software and procedures to make this a reality. BandoCat is open-sourced and… Read more »


A Sea of Maps: A Collaborative Project with the Conrad Blucher Institute

Written by Shelby Gonzalez

Every morning the lights of the Archives Workroom come on at 8:00 am, and every morning the first thing (or should I say things) that greet me as I walk in are land surveying records. Not just a few, not just a couple hundred, but thousands of maps waiting to be processed, preserved and prepared for digitization.

As Library Specialist II, in the Special Collections and Archives department, my job is to serve as point of contact with the Conrad Blucher Institute on a massive map digitization project. Responsibilities include conducting appropriate… Read more »


S{Q}L Students take 2nd at National Surveying Competition

CBI Student Team with 2nd place NSPS trophy. From left to right; Joanna Scott, Jose Congo, Jensen DeGrande, Payton Johnson, Dani Mladenka, and Kevin Michael.

A team of students from the Geographic Information Science program at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi took 2nd place at the National Society of Professional Surveyors Student Competition on April 11, 2019 in Washington D.C. Five of the six team members are employees of the Spatial {Query} Lab at Conrad Blucher Institute and all have worked under S{Q}L Mentorship during their academic tenures. This is the third year in… Read more »