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I am trying to find the maps so I can check the plot of our home for the year
exactly built. I keep getting this letter in the mail and I want to know how
I get to this. I went to rootsweb site and find nothing on maps etc. I am
very confused about this and have written several times and all I get back is
this is for enquireys. I want the plots so I can use a mp to trace a deed-I
would not have signed up for this except I thought it was a bunch of maps to
go to for info and trace back.
Please help me find what I want as this means nothing to me to help
find my business.
I was using MAP-IT until DeedMapper came along. Although there are
shortcomings in DeedMapper, I feel that it is heads and shoulders above any
At 06:06 PM 4/21/02, Steve Broyles wrote:
>DeedMapper has two significant differences from Russ's program (about which
>I've never heard a bad word spoken). The first is that DeedMapper is
>designed to work with multiple parcels instead of one parcel at a time. The
>second is that it is desgined to be used with maps. It's also a Windows
>program, not DOS.
>Surely someone else can answer Bruce's question!
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Bruce S Yetter" <b.yetter(a)worldnet.att.net>
>Sent: Saturday, April 20, 2002 3:33 PM
>Subject: [DMU] Newbie Question
> > I have an old software package I call mapper by Russell Holsclaw. I think
>correct title is Mapper Plat Mapping Program Version 5.0.3. Thinking of
>upgrading and The Deed Mapper looks appealing. The cost seems a little high.
>Would appreciate any comments on its ease of use, reliability etc. Pros &
> > Thanks
> > Bruce Starner Yetter
> > ==============================
> > To join Ancestry.com and access our 1.2 billion online genealogy records,
> > http://www.ancestry.com/rd/redir.asp?targetid=571&sourceid=1237
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Hi, Bruce -- I use and enjoy both programs -- although I think my Black Oak
Mapper is a generation newer than yours.
When I need a quick, one-shot, standalone map, I still use Russ'
program. I hate Windows and mice, so I eschew them when possible.
When I need to overlay parcels or plat out a whole area, though, I confess
there's nothing easier than Deed Mapper. It was hard for me to justify the
bucks at first, but it's already paid for itself in being able to identify
the precise locations of ancestral homesteads without having to move little
bits of paper around on a topo map!
I'll confess I still don't utilize all the features of Deed Mapper (not
enough time to fool around <g>), but I've been stunned by the results of
others who have. When I have time to really study and learn all its
featuresm, I'm sure I'll be even happier...but I doubt I'll ever give up
BTW -- one of the best features of Deed Mapper is the support of other
users and the willingness of Steve Broyles (the creator) to continually
tweak the software -- and add features when there's sufficient interest.
At 03:33 PM 4/20/02 -0400, you wrote:
>I have an old software package I call mapper by Russell Holsclaw. I think
>correct title is Mapper Plat Mapping Program Version 5.0.3. Thinking of
>upgrading and The Deed Mapper looks appealing. The cost seems a little
>high. Would appreciate any comments on its ease of use, reliability etc.
>Pros & Cons!
>Bruce Starner Yetter
Several weeks back I inquired about the process of printing a map using my
file of about 500 Colonial South Carolina plats, and you gave me some advice
on the subject and asked for a report back. Here 'tis.
I checked with Kinkos, and found they used an HP DesignJet5000PS printer for
their large format printing. I downloaded the driver for this printer and
installed it on my computer, then printed my file using it. I obviously did
something wrong, because Kinkos was unable to successfully open the .prn
However, they suggested that I download the free "Kinkos file prep tool"
software available at their website (www.kinkos.com). This is software
allows the creation of what is apparently a type of pdf file. Once
installed, the software simply appears as a printer on the computer when you
print from the file menu. The printer setup needs to be set to the paper
size you desire (in my case, I set it to A0, which is about 33" by 44"). The
paper size needs to be big enough that the entire area to be printed fits.
Use print preview to check and zoom in/zoom out to size. However, it is
apparently better to use a slightly bigger paper size than you actually
want, and let Kinkos reduce to your size, than to rely totally on the zoom
in/zoom out in Deedmapper. Thus I used the .72 mi/in scale, and reduced
slightly (about 1 mi/in), rather than go to the 1.4 mi/in scale. You do not
print to file--rather you just print to this software, which opens and
allows you to see the graphic file (much like Acrobat, I assume). You then
save the file prep tool file to a floppy disk, and deliver to Kinkos.
Now the difficulty--the cost, which was an astronomical $12.95 per square
foot for color if printed to paper and about $7.95 if printed to vinyl! I
opted for a smaller sized 24" by 36" color version (still very expensive),
and only black and white (which were only $6.00 each) for the 33" by 44"
version. The output on the color version was great--the owner names,
although small, are readable, and the full area was printed, although at a
slightly reduced scale. The black and white version was not as crisp, but
reasonable from a price standpoint.
I have an old software package I call mapper by Russell Holsclaw. I think correct title is Mapper Plat Mapping Program Version 5.0.3. Thinking of upgrading and The Deed Mapper looks appealing. The cost seems a little high. Would appreciate any comments on its ease of use, reliability etc. Pros & Cons!
Bruce Starner Yetter
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