In the early 1800s, the new Republic of Texas was saddled with scores of debts and no means to settle them. In lieu of monetary payment, the republic issued its creditors land grants. Expertly crafted maps delineated property lines for new owners. By 1836, more than 4,200 land grants were issued, and the state established the Texas General Land Office (GLO) to watch over and protect these documents, which now exceed 36.5 million hard copy records and 45,000 maps, sketches, and surveying documents.
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“The HD Ultra X is ultra-fast, and we are able to produce the highest-quality scans the market has to offer, which says a lot about the quality of the Contex scanner.”
— Jonathan Palmer,
Team Lead for the ScanLab,
Texas General Land Office