S{Q}L Showcases Work at 2016 Spring Texas Map Society Meeting

The Spatial {Query} Lab showcased its {Map Scanning} work at the 2016 Texas Map Society Spring Meeting held on the Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi campus April 2nd.

Dr. Smith presented with Ann Hodges and Audrey Garza of the Mary and Jeff Bell Library about the Conrad Blucher Map Collection, how the parts work together, and the past, present, and future of the {Map Scanning} project.

Bryan Gillis, Lillian Reitz, and Son Nguyen presented about the details of the {Map Scanning} project, such as our scanning procedures, scanning hardware, and custom software.

Of particular note was a visit by Mr. Bill Green, son of Mr. William Green, whose map collection is currently being scanned. Mr. Green met the S{Q}L scanning team which was a particular treat for the team.

View the presentations online:

A Surveying Dynasty and its Legacy: The Blucher Collection and its Digitization” – Presented by Ann Hodges (Bell Library), Audrey Garza (Bell Library), and Richard Smith (S{Q}L). https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=644D24A88CD9CEC!151234&authkey=!AB1r1IO4LMOQZX8&ithint=file%2cpptx

“Learning on the Job: Student Accomplishments and Experiences Digitizing the Blucher Collection” – Presented by Bryan Gillis, Lillian Reitz, Son Nguyen. https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=644D24A88CD9CEC!151235&authkey=!AP1FMbSUt7bdLrA&ithint=file%2cpptx

Bryan Gillis, Lillian Reitz, and Son Nguyen presenting at the 2016 Texas Map Society Meeting.

Bryan Gillis, Lillian Reitz, and Son Nguyen presenting at the 2016 Texas Map Society Meeting.

From left to right: Bryan Gillis, Anna Neumann, Son Nguyen, Bill Green, Lillian Reitz, My Sutharos, Josh Cohen

From left to right: Bryan Gillis, Anna Neumann, Son Nguyen, Bill Green, Lillian Reitz, My Sutharos, Josh Cohen

Ann at Map Society Meeting

Ann Hodges Conducting a Tour of the Special Collections and Archives Department