I finally got DeedMapper on Monday and have thoroughly enjoyed building my
map. After a lot of playing, I have become comfortable with pretty much
every aspect of the program, except for the Possible Neighbors filter. That
filter has completely frustrated me.
My bottom line question is, what is the algorithm used by the Possible
Neighbors filter? I am mapping Georgia headright grants, most of which
include the names of adjoining warrantees, grantees, or owners. In my
abstracts, I have listed all the names, separated by commas, in the Adj
abstract line, and I have included the names of each adjoining person with
the appropriate lines in the actual legal description. See an example of my
With this example, I have abstracted the plats of Samuel Jordan and John
King as well. When I click on Hugh Eager's plat, and change the filter to
Possible Neighbors, every plat except Eager's disappears. I cannot get
Samuel Jordan and John King's plats to show up.
Can someone please tell me what the software is looking for when it tries to
make a match? I would expect it to look for single word matches for at least
Jordan and King, or Saml., Jordan and King. Is it also looking for matching
bearings? No matter what I try, I can't get the Possible Neighbors filter to
grab any adjoining plats, even the ones where I have standardized the
spelling and placed the plats right beside each other.
What am I doing wrong?
Typ Headright Plat
Dat 10 Oct 1785
Frm State of Georgia
To Hugh Eager
Re 200a on Wells Creek and Branch of Wells Creek
Adj Vacant, King, King, Saml. Jordan, Saml. Jordan, Saml. Jordan
Pt B. Jack on Branch of Wells Creek
Ln s75w; 40.00c; Vacant
Ln s15e; 45.00c; King
Ln n75e; 50.00c; King
Pt P. Oak
Ln n73w; 9c; Saml. Jordan
Ln n15w; 11.00c; Saml. Jordan
Pt Hickory on Wells Creek
Ln ;; following meanders of Wells Creek and Branch of Wells Creek: Saml.