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 »


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 »


Got Milk?

When Mr. Blucher was conducting the surveys for the new Borden plant in 1951 I’m sure an ice cold glass of milk was on his mind. Borden came to the city back in 1926 with 15 employees and 5 trucks, by 1951 both of these numbers had broken a hundred and Borden was inputting over $5 million into the Coastal Bend Community. This plat serves as a reminder that surveying is an integral part of growing communities and economic development. So don’t forget to point out that surveyor working on the side of the road to your kids. Explain to them… Read more »