There is always the chance that the original deed description is incorrect
but transcription errors are also possible given faded ink, old handwriting,
and local customs. Often metes and bounds descriptions incorporate features
which make it impossible to plot without a topographical map or the adjacent
If you would care to share the transcription, perhaps someone on the list
can spot the problem. -Jan-
From: Billie R. McNamara [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Sunday, May 01, 2005 2:59 AM
Subject: [DMU] Is there help for the geometrically impaired?
Short of digging out a compass, protractor, pencil, and ream of paper
<wink> or hiring a professional surveyor, I can't find a way to make some
of my transcribed deeds work. I enter the calls perfectly, but the
2-dimensional representation of land that is at a 45 degree angle up the
side of a mountain makes the plat look like it's folded over on itself.
Has anyone had a similar issue and resolved it?
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