At 09:43 AM 12/8/00 -0500, Steve Broyles wrote:
A few weeks ago I inquired whether the parcel fill capabilities of
were in use by customers. A number of you responded 'yes', and that you
use that feature in a variety of ways. I've found it very useful myself in
old Virginia patents-- anchoring parcels are filled in a dark color, while
parcels are somewhat lighter, and regular neighbors are lighter still. The
using color is to indicate solid naming relationships tying the parcels
The depth of the color indicates location accuracy. Parcels which fit the
but for which there are no confirming name matches do not get colored at
Their location is suspected but not proven.
It's good to know the features we put into the product are found to be
this same line of thought, do you make use of deed annotations, and if so,how?
I find that the ability to add annotations to deeds is of the utmost
importance. I am working on many projects that will lead to my work being
published and the publication will include plots of deeds that need to be
identified as to ownership, date, and reference to the source. Of course
,labels will permit one to add the owner and reference which will be
displayed in the geometrical center of the plot but this often results in
an unattractive display. With annotations I can arrange the information to
suit my needs. Also, I use annotations to identify historical sites such as
forts and military stations. These sites may not be associated with a
particular deed but I have to associate them with a deed if I am using an
imported map as a background
because annotations can not be added to an imported map. They can only be
added to DeedMapper maps. I do not find this to be a much of a problem.
I've found annotations on deeds to be much less useful for my own
I suspect that some of you may find they really fill the bill for you. If
so, can you
explain? Do you use them a little or a lot?
And, finally, what about the Label feature, new to DeedMapper 3.0. We think
it's kind of cool, but are curious if you've worked it into your arsenal of
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