A Fresh Look

While cataloging maps as a freshman undergraduate research assistant, Stevie Hinojosa recognized the area he was cataloging. For the first time, he came across a historic map of his hometown of Aransas Pass. The map showed a proposed right-of-way project by the Texas Department of Transportation in 1979. Stevie was intrigued by by the map and how different the road networks were from today. Stevie is studying Geographic Information Science at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi and works as an undergraduate research assistant in the Spatial {Query} Lab at Conrad Blucher Institute.


A Hundred Thousand

This past Friday Spatial {Query} Lab celebrated a major milestone, the cataloging of our 100,000th land record. The event celebrated the achievements of the Conrad Blucher Institute for Surveying and Science and the Special Collections and Archives at Mary and Jeff Bell Library. Ron Brister, an original champion of the project, was honored with cataloging the latest land records, an index map of Corpus Christi from the 1940s. The event was well attended by Texas surveyors and the general public. Here at S{Q}L we are still in shock at how far this project has come, serving… Read more »


The Other Half

We’ve been quiet over at Spatial {Query} Lab, but we haven’t been standing still. We’re putting the finishing touches on the last of the Blucher Fieldbook Collection, starting transcription up on the second set of Blucher Indices, and are staged for the other half of the Blucher Job Folders. Plus, thanks to the hard work done by Special Collections at the Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi Library, we will soon begin scanning the rolled maps in the Blucher Collection. What this means today is that every single surveyor and researcher with internet access now has access to… Read more »