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From: "Margaret Waters" <>
Subject: Re: [DMU] beginner with on-going problems
Date: Mon, 14 May 2001 22:54:12 -0400
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When I began using Deedmapper I went to the local public library and checked
out some books on surveying. The one that helped me the most with
understanding about the measurements for the lines and directions was titled
Professional Surveyor's Manual by Robert C. Vernon, Sr. After studying how
the lines and directions were determined, I found out that I could often
estimate to fill in missing directions on a plat. (This is working from a
plat itself, not a written description). I can also guestimate at missing
distances on the plats. (I make notations in the text view of the lines
that I have estimated distance or direction on.) I play with the entries
until I get something that resembles the surveyor's plat sketch and is about
the same acreage. It was a bit overwhelming to do this at first but it does
get easier with practice.

When I am tired of guessing at distances and directions and there is only
one line with incomplete information, I just make sure that the missing line
is the last line I enter and I don't put anything in but let Deedmapper draw
it in for me. I think this has to be the last entry before "end" on the
text page.

Margaret

----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve Broyles" <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, May 14, 2001 8:31 PM
Subject: Re: [DMU] beginner with on-going problems

> You can also get incomplete plats when the parcel description is lacking
> lines with directions and distances. Suppose a parcel has five lines but
> only one of them has both a direction and distance. DeedMapper will draw
> the one good line. The lack of dir and dist on the other lines makes them
> unplattable. Conversely, if you have four good lines and only one
> incomplete line, DeedMapper will figure out how to draw in the missing
line.
>
> Deeds where all of the lines are incomplete will cause the program to
create
> a placeholder plat that resembles a square or part thereof.
>
> So, it's possible to enter the description properly, but not get a
complete
> plat. Parcels that cannot be completely platted cannot have their area
> calculated.
>
> Steve Broyles
>
> > Hi Listmembers! Two of my plats look peculiar--quite unlike any of the
> others I have managed to do---and I can get no reading of the acreage as
I
> have been able to do with the others that are more rectangular in shape.
One
> of the plats is in a near-straight up and down line; the other resembles a
> very large check mark. I am receiving no error message from the text view.
> Since I am receiving no error message, it seems the data must be entered
> correctly.
> >
> > Any constructive commentaries, suggestions sincerely appreciated.
> >
> > Fran
>
>
>
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