Hi, Is there a way of setting up the map (from Deed-Mappers) in rods
the measurements are the same in scale? My land grant is totally in rods, no
The plat general shape is correct just too large.
If you have a map from Direct Line Software (probably one or more *.BMF
files) they should already be in the proper scale. How have you entered
the data from the grant? You should have a number of entries like:
ln s5/30w; 136.2p;
where the last part of the "ln" line (135.2p) is the length of that line
part. The entry tells DeedMapper (DM) that the length unit is in
"poles". If the measurement is in units other than poles, change the
to the appropriate indicator for the stated unit. Use "f" for foot,
for chain, "r" for rod. If you do not include the unit, DM will assume
that you meant the data to be interpreted as "p" (poles).
Whether you use "ln", "lm", or "lc" at the beginning of the
text line you
would use the same format. Which you determines the type of line that is
"Ln" is the indicator normally used for most lines, meaning you
have a definite line direction and length. This is a solid line.
You would use "lm" when you have a line that does not have a
definite direction (e.g., southerly) that follows a creek or river and its
natural curves and angles. This line is displayed in blue.
The "lc" indicator is used when the line is conditional (not yet
granted). You may also use it when you want the drawing to be a dashed
line rather than a solid line.
Hope this helps -
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