I have a dataset containing with metes and bounds listing an area. I want to build a layer from these calls and produce the lines (polygons) that show the area.
I know there may be a bit of inaccuracy due to ground based measurements, etc., but I have to start somewhere so I am looking for a process to create the layer and begin to build lines based on bearing and range, mostly.
I tried in ArcMap 10.6 to create a line layer in a Geodatabase, but I am guessing I need to create certain fields to make this work and I do not know what fields to start with.
Overall, what I am ASKING for is a simple tutorial that will start with nothing but an empty map, and allow a layer to be created and populated with lines, (or polygons,) based on inputs like this:
S 09-32 W 387.9 feet S 61-40 E 275.1
One call appears to describe a curve:
"S 20-14 E 9002.0 feet, with a curve to the left having a Radius of 832.6 feet, an ARC length of 888.3 feet, a Chord length of 846.8 feet, and a Chord bearing of S 17-35 E to the Point of Beginning"
Be aware that there are many tutorials about this sort of thing, but I have not found one that will take me from nothing to the end, without making assumptions that other parcels or polygons are already created in a layer, or that a Geodatabase already properly exists.