[Solved] Entering metes and bounds for plotting old deeds

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[Solved] Entering metes and bounds for plotting old deeds

Postby Shelbyw » Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:08 pm

I am trying to use Draw to plot out metes and bounds measurements. I have the scale set, but I need to know how to enter the metes and bounds measurements. An example would be: S 30 E 37 poles, N 60 E 262 poles, S 30 E 143 poles. A pole equals 16 feet. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Re: Entering metes and bounds for plotting old deeds

Postby RoryOF » Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:10 pm

My immediate response is that you would be better advised to use a proper CAD program. It is 20 years since I used one, so I cannot suggest,
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Re: Entering metes and bounds for plotting old deeds

Postby John_Ha » Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:25 pm

Does reading the Draw User Guide help? See Chapter 10 - Drawing to scale on pages 172 - 180.

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Re: Entering metes and bounds for plotting old deeds

Postby keme » Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:24 pm

Consider using Google Maps. A few resources to get you started:

A rather long-winded Youtube video (some course or public presentation with open discussion), perhaps useful if you sit through...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gci5qXFBtrQ

From the same source, a more concise writing about the subject, with a few links:
https://docplayer.net/13919301-Visualiz ... earth.html
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Re: Entering metes and bounds for plotting old deeds

Postby Shelbyw » Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:03 pm

Thank you so much! You are appreciated!
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Re: [Solved] Entering metes and bounds for plotting old deed

Postby keme » Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:56 am

Note also that some government services and other "official bodies" have localized map solutions. They may be better than Google maps (topographic, historical, property and municipality planning info may be supplied with it, often in the form of overlays to the base map), but it is less likely to find help on the web, so you may have to figure out for yourself how (and whether) it can be used. See the web pages for your municipality (county, city, etc.) as well as pages from relevant national bodies (land survey/map development dept., or government pages in general).
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