Mapping parcel boundaries

May 22nd, 2020 at 4:18:03 PM permalink
Pacomartin
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If I have data from a deed for a parcel boundaries, is there some software that will map this polygon for me?

NE 9° 8' 201.50ft
NW 16° 22' 110.00ft
NE 63° 58' 60.00ft
SE 10° 54' 110.04ft
SE 32° 25' 80.89ft
SW 11° 19' 170.22ft
NW 80° 52' 87.93ft
May 22nd, 2020 at 4:27:52 PM permalink
AZDuffman
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Yes but it is licensed. PM if you want me to do it.
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May 22nd, 2020 at 4:29:38 PM permalink
AZDuffman
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I just remembered there is a free trial!

https://deedplotter.com/

If you get hung up PM. I can help that way or by phone.
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May 22nd, 2020 at 4:42:21 PM permalink
Gandler
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Quote: Pacomartin
If I have data from a deed for a parcel boundaries, is there some software that will map this polygon for me?

NE 9° 8' 201.50ft
NW 16° 22' 110.00ft
NE 63° 58' 60.00ft
SE 10° 54' 110.04ft
SE 32° 25' 80.89ft
SW 11° 19' 170.22ft
NW 80° 52' 87.93ft



Have you asked your local county? Ask the tax assessor office.
They certainly have a GIS system that can do this. It may be public depending on your County. But, even if not, they can usually respond to requests.
May 22nd, 2020 at 8:50:03 PM permalink
Pacomartin
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Quote: AZDuffman
If you get hung up PM. I can help that way or by phone.


Can you tell me the format that deedplotter uses?

Does this happen to you a lot?


This 7 point polygon goes back to roughly x~0, and y ~0. Given that the deed is 80 years old, small mistakes are probably forgivable

Pt direct deg - minute distance X - Y
1 NE 9 8 201.50 32.0 198.9
2 NW 16 22 110.00 1.0 304.5
3 NE 63 58 60.00 54.9 330.8
4 SE 10 54 110.04 75.7 222.8
5 SE 32 25 80.89 119.1 154.5
6 SW 11 19 170.22 85.7 -12.4
7 NW 80 52 87.93 -1.1 1.5

Then I have a longer one from a 1936 deed and it doesn't go back to zero zero. I can't find my mistake
1 NW 0 54 676.70 -10.6 676.6
2 SE 88 38 865.80 854.9 656.0 ----------------------------------------------
3 NE 37 11 303.15 1,038.1 897.5
4 NE 9 8 354.00 1,094.3 1,247.0
5 NW 16 22 287.55 1,013.3 1,522.9
6 NW 36 22 158.40 919.4 1,650.4
7 NE 7 40 356.40 966.9 2,003.7
8 NW 28 20 187.30 878.0 2,168.5
9 NW 28 20 43.97 857.2 2,207.2
10 NE 80 10 165.00 1,019.7 2,235.4
11 SE 10 50 396.00 1,094.2 1,846.5
12 SE 17 50 437.25 1,228.1 1,430.2
13 SW 11 19 325.05 1,164.3 1,111.5
14 SW 11 19 171.25 1,130.7 943.6
15 SW 34 22 354.75 930.4 650.7 ----------------------------------------------
16 SE 8 38 145.20 952.2 507.2
17 SW 30 50 688.46 599.4 -84.0
18 NW 64 38 180.28 436.5 -6.7
19 NE 23 55 33.60 450.1 24.0
20 NE 65 2 194.61 626.5 106.1
21 SW 19 53 64.31 604.6 45.7
22 SW 12 53 178.76 564.8 -128.6
23 SE 59 15 60.04 616.4 -159.3
24 NW 88 44 385.34 231.1 -150.8

Point #2 and point #15 are about 75 feet apart, so it looks OK up to that point. Then the property line circles a house and seems to get lost.
May 23rd, 2020 at 3:33:20 AM permalink
AZDuffman
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Quote: Pacomartin
Can you tell me the format that deedplotter uses?


If you are using the one I gave the link for yes:

NE 9° 8' 201.50ft
NW 16° 22' 110.00ft
NE 63° 58' 60.00ft
SE 10° 54' 110.04ft
SE 32° 25' 80.89ft
SW 11° 19' 170.22ft
NW 80° 52' 87.93ft

You would enter

n09.08e 201.5
n16.22w 110

The minutes trick people up when the calls are written in fractions. You have to base it all on "60" to convert to minutes. Thus convert 1/2 degree to 30 minutes and 1/4 to 15 minutes.

If the deed is 80 years old make sure the distance is feet and not perches or chains or rods or roods.

Yes, not closing happens to me all the time. I could go on all day about how this works. (Then I wonder why I am not picking up any women?)

If these are the exact calls you want I will plot it out for you later today if you like. What are you trying to do here?






Does this happen to you a lot?


This 7 point polygon goes back to roughly x~0, and y ~0. Given that the deed is 80 years old, small mistakes are probably forgivable

Pt direct deg - minute distance X - Y
1 NE 9 8 201.50 32.0 198.9
2 NW 16 22 110.00 1.0 304.5
3 NE 63 58 60.00 54.9 330.8
4 SE 10 54 110.04 75.7 222.8
5 SE 32 25 80.89 119.1 154.5
6 SW 11 19 170.22 85.7 -12.4
7 NW 80 52 87.93 -1.1 1.5

Then I have a longer one from a 1936 deed and it doesn't go back to zero zero. I can't find my mistake
1 NW 0 54 676.70 -10.6 676.6
2 SE 88 38 865.80 854.9 656.0 ----------------------------------------------
3 NE 37 11 303.15 1,038.1 897.5
4 NE 9 8 354.00 1,094.3 1,247.0
5 NW 16 22 287.55 1,013.3 1,522.9
6 NW 36 22 158.40 919.4 1,650.4
7 NE 7 40 356.40 966.9 2,003.7
8 NW 28 20 187.30 878.0 2,168.5
9 NW 28 20 43.97 857.2 2,207.2
10 NE 80 10 165.00 1,019.7 2,235.4
11 SE 10 50 396.00 1,094.2 1,846.5
12 SE 17 50 437.25 1,228.1 1,430.2
13 SW 11 19 325.05 1,164.3 1,111.5
14 SW 11 19 171.25 1,130.7 943.6
15 SW 34 22 354.75 930.4 650.7 ----------------------------------------------
16 SE 8 38 145.20 952.2 507.2
17 SW 30 50 688.46 599.4 -84.0
18 NW 64 38 180.28 436.5 -6.7
19 NE 23 55 33.60 450.1 24.0
20 NE 65 2 194.61 626.5 106.1
21 SW 19 53 64.31 604.6 45.7
22 SW 12 53 178.76 564.8 -128.6
23 SE 59 15 60.04 616.4 -159.3
24 NW 88 44 385.34 231.1 -150.8

Point #2 and point #15 are about 75 feet apart, so it looks OK up to that point. Then the property line circles a house and seems to get lost.
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May 23rd, 2020 at 9:40:26 AM permalink
Pacomartin
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Quote: AZDuffman
If these are the exact calls you want I will plot it out for you later today if you like. What are you trying to do here?


In 1830 an aging father divided up his land among his sons. He carefully divided it up so that the son who would operate the mill would control the creek, the dam, and the race. A "race" is an English noun from 16th century that refers to an artificial channel to a mill. The second son needed to retain access to the creek for his farm animals.

In the last two centuries the land was not carefully tracked by ownership resulting in a million dollar bridge that was not maintained, and in landlocked parcels accessed by private bridges and roads. The bridge was built before 1930 but it is possibly as old as the railroad (1867).

These courses come from a 1935 deed and may be the original ones from 1830. Of course since then the creek has overflown it's boundaries and subsequently been worked on by conservation projects.

I would settle for an accurate scaled drawing of the polygon, but even better would be an overlay on a map or satellite image.

Starting point Hanover Township Pennsylvania 40.656065, -75.380795

n37.11e 303.15
n09.08e 354.00
n16.22w 287.55
n36.22w 158.40
n07.40e 356.40
n28.20w 187.30
n28.20w 43.97
n80.10e 165.00
s10.50e 396.00
s17.50e 437.25
s11.19w 325.05
s27.02e 00.00
s11.19w 171.25
s34.22w 354.75


It's not a polygon, but it should end about 75' from the initial point.

Thank you. If it is too much trouble I will try the software myself.

I found something called tractplotter which draws the polygon
May 23rd, 2020 at 1:46:16 PM permalink
AZDuffman
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PM me where you stand. Tomorrow I should be home. Iíll comment more later.
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