The Texas General Land Office Launches New Map and Database Store,

Contact: Kimberly Hubbard
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PRESS RELEASE — Apr 17, 2023

AUSTIN — Today, Texas Land Commissioner Dawn Buckingham is pleased to announce the Texas General Land Office (GLO) has launched its new Map Store and Database, Historic Texas Maps,

“For almost two years the GLO has worked diligently with our vendor, Keepthinking, to produce a website that is not only significantly more user-friendly, but also incorporates a new Content Management System that helps GLO staff manage the tremendous amount of metadata associated with our continuously growing collection of 45,000 maps,” said Commissioner Buckingham. “This new site will make it easier than ever for Texans to own their own piece of Texas history and will provide even better support for our constituents like land surveyors, teachers, oil and gas professionals, historians, genealogists, and anyone else interested in Texas’s rich land history found at the GLO.”

“The collaboration between Keepthinking and the Texas General Land Office (GLO) on the historic maps website is a testament to the GLO's vision for preserving and promoting Texas history. The GLO has prioritized leveraging technology to increase access to historical records and artifacts. The GLO's commitment to preserving Texas history aligns perfectly with our agency's mission, making this collaboration an ideal partnership. We are excited to have worked with the GLO to help bring this unique resource to the public,” said Cristiano Bianchi, Project Director for Keepthinking. includes several new features and research tools: The GLO staff remain available for visitors in person and virtually to assist with reference questions and with ordering reproductions of historic Texas maps. To schedule an appointment with staff, or to learn about options when researching the GLO Archives and Records, contact (512) 463-5277 or

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