The Geographic Information Science and Geospatial Systems Engineering Programs are part of the Conrad Blucher Institute for Surveying and Science at Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi. The institute conducts innovative research and encourages scientists and professional engineers to develop and apply technology solutions relevant to surveying, scientific measurements, and to the issues in the Gulf of Mexico region. The Institute has achieved and maintains a national reputation for developing innovative geospatial science research and serves as a focused resource area for geospatial datasets relevant to the coastal environment.
The Geographic Information Science and Geospatial Systems Engineering Programs are designed to prepare graduates with knowledge and skills for a variety of career paths related to the acquisition, analysis, and manage
ment of geospatial data and information. These career paths include education towards advanced degrees and employment in the field of Geomatics or Geographic Information Systems.
The Geographic Information Science program was started by a generous endowment from Mr. Conrad Blucher, a local South Texas Land Surveyor. This helped establish the Conrad Blucher Institute for Surveying and Science, an Endowed Chair, and support for the undergraduate and graduate degree programs.