We spend a lot of time on here focusing on what good grid will do for you – save time, save money, drive better decisions, and make you look like a rock star. But back in the office, we’re really a bunch of data nerds who get an inordinate amount of enjoyment from digging into historical records and finding weird little anomalies, tracking down backstories, and knitting together an elegant web from all these pieces.
We have some amazing in-house experts overseeing the data you use. If you’re interested in learning more about how this all comes together, we invite you to grab a bowl of popcorn, sit back, and enjoy this double feature – and stay a few minutes extra to get some insight into what to look for in a data contract.
How It’s Made: The History Behind Lots, Tracts and Quarter-Quarters
Jessica Schiewe, QA/QC Manager: A Girl, Some Grid, and the Fine Print
In-house expert Jessica walks us through how her team interprets historical documents and reconciles them with current records to produce the best data.
(Re)Solved Mysteries: Deciphering Texas
Jeff Smith, GeoData Admin Lead: Texas Land Survey
Railways, shifting borders, and a history of occupations – the Texas land survey has it all. WhiteStar expert Jeff gets to the bottom of it to analyze what it looks like today.
Bonus Feature: The Data’s Advocate
Peter Edwards, Director, Fairfield and Woods, PC
Data Contracts – What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You
WhiteStar Counsel Peter Edwards talks what to look for before signing a data contract.