Questions tagged [metes-and-bounds]

A method of describing the boundaries of a parcel of land, also commonly referred to as a legal description.

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Outline a plot of land on a map

A client has a very old Certificate of Ownership document for a plot of land. We need to show the outline of the plot on Google maps to potential developers. Sadly the description of the plot is in ...
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COGOing Legal Descriptions

I successfully used the COGO traverse tool to create a polygon for a piece of property described in a legal description. My issue arose because it did not line up with data I already have of the area. ...
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QGIS Azimuth and Distance Plugin curve

I have just installed the Azimuth and Distance plugin for QGIS and I have been testing it for use with our COGO workload. However when using the Anti-Clockwise ArcDirection method for a curve to the ...
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Drawing polygons from legal descriptions using bearing directions in ArcMap?

I have many property descriptions I need to add into my GIS that are described using bearings (such as South 01 degrees 41'46" West for 25 feet, then continuing in a different bearing to create a ...
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Locating property corners using plat map description?

I am interested in a piece of property for which I have a plat map description, giving what seem to be latitudes/longitudes of lines along the boundaries (not sure about this). The objective is to ...
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Interpreting Metes and Bound description?

I am trying to enter a metes and bounds description but it isn't plotting correctly. The description is: 5.3 acre parcel in the NW4, commencing at the Northest corner, thence South 789 ft to the ...
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Metes and bounds automation in ArcMap?

We are using the metes and bounds in old pipeline alignment sheets in an edit session in ArcMap to plug in the "direction/length" values to generate the line segments. Does anyone have any idea how ...
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Creating curves using the Parcel Editor tool in ArcGIS 10.1

We are migrating parcel editing environments from AutoCAD to ArcGIS and I'm having trouble creating curves within a Parcel Fabric that are not tangent to lines. For example, what would be some ...
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How to display survey calls using the traverse tool?

I use the Traverse Tool to run out legal descriptions on deeds and recorded subdivision plats. I'm looking for a way to display the survey calls once I'm done. Is there a way to do that? I'm using ...
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How to enter metes and bounds descriptions in ArcMap with only a Basic license?

I am using ArcGIS for Desktop 10.1 Basic without extensions. How can I convert a metes and bounds description such as below? For example, 47 degrees, is there a way you can convert the degrees ...
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Creating Metes and Bounds text from a polygon in ArcGIS

Lots of questions about turning metes and bounds into a polygon, but how about going in reverse? Are there any existing tools or do I need to look at building a script myself? Ultimately I'd like to ...
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How to enter quadrant bearings into Copan map check

I am attempting to convert, to a 360 degree basis, the normal bearings in a survey. The following are the original survey bearings (2nd column) and on the right (4th column) is the 360 basis amount I ...
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Set coordinate system for deed calls in COGO?

I am working with deeds that display metes and bounds, but the surveyor did not include the coordinate system used. If I am trying to enter this data into ArcMap using COGO, where in the process of ...
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Convert surveyor's calls in excel table to polygon shapefile

Do you know of a way to take surveyor's calls from an excel file (for example: N35-45-15W 60.0 ft, etc) and have them generate polygon shapefiles point by point in GIS? I know you can easily do this ...
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Explaining relevant info for non-tangent curve-Metes and Bounds-Traverse in ArcMap?

I'm trying to map out some meets and bounds from a zoning legal description. This is my fourth time using the Traverse tool for this (so still pretty new) and I'm completely thrown by the non-tangent ...
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Is there a way to create a legal description, or some kind of description of a shapefile? [duplicate]

A colleague and I are working on creating legal descriptions for several hundred districts, for which we already have shapefiles. I'm wondering if there's a way to use COGO to help provide a ...
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Software that converts from legal description text?

Is there software that takes legal description text as input for conversion to some computer friendly GIS format? For example: Those portions of the North Half of the Southeast Quarter and the ...
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Creating points from an Annexation Ordinance description [duplicate]

I would like to be able to draw points in ArcMap using information provided by an Annexation Ordinance. I use ArcMap 10.3 with a Basic License Not having much experience in working with documents ...
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Using Plat Plotter - Calculate Curve Table feature given an arc and radius

Plat Plotter has a Calculate Curve Table feature that generates a sequence of points for use in drawing plot lines. To put another way, it converts a curve into several short, straight segments ...
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Data format for checking a land survey deed

A commercial property is in the closing phase of sale and the only hold up is that the deed description is one that's been lifted from prior deeds dating back to the 1950's and is obviously erroneous. ...
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QGIS Azimuth and Distance plugin length issue

Relative newbie to QGIS and trying to figure out exactly what I'm doing wrong. A couple days ago I had azimuth and distance working perfectly. I was using it in a different project with different ...
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How do I get the lat-long coordinate of point 1 from a survey plan [closed]

Here are the data from the survey plan: TIE LINES from BLLM No. 3, PLS 561, to corner "1" of: LOT ----------Bearing--------------------Distance Boundary ----S 36deg 41min W ------11,641.21 meters ...
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Creating polygon from leased unit metes and bounds calls using ArcMap? [closed]

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 ...
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Basis of Bearing in ArcGIS Parcel Fabric

Can someone explain how to handle a basis of bearing (a rotation factor for an entire parcel fabric) in an ArcGIS (10.2/10.3) parcel fabric? I have a set of parcels at the edge of an SPCS zone, so ...
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Automatize adjust polygon bounds based on other polygon

I have two polygons, as below: Does exist an automatic way to adjust the vertices of Pink Polygon near of Blue Polygon bounds to Blue Polygon bounds?
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Metes and Bounds Descriptions Closure Accuracy

I have been plotting metes and bounds descriptions in plotting software and have found that the starting and ending point do not always finish up on the same point. They seem to usually be around 1 ...