I believe what I said was that the plat maps, as recorded in the State
of South Carolina plat books, do not indicate north on the individual
plats, and that north was not always up on these plats. Obtaining
another copy of the plat maps from the state would not correct this.
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From: dadster3(a)juno.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, October 03, 2003 6:42 AM
Subject: [DMU] Re: DEED-MAPPER-USERS-D Digest V03 #60
You said that on your map up was not north.
All the lines in a plat are given relative to north simply because the
compass is magnetic. Most maps are oriented so that up is north, and I
think DeedMapper makes this assumption. If your map isn't oriented
properly, then you need to get a new map or turn the one you have so
up is north.