Hi, Bruce -- I use and enjoy both programs -- although I think my Black Oak
Mapper is a generation newer than yours.
When I need a quick, one-shot, standalone map, I still use Russ'
program. I hate Windows and mice, so I eschew them when possible.
When I need to overlay parcels or plat out a whole area, though, I confess
there's nothing easier than Deed Mapper. It was hard for me to justify the
bucks at first, but it's already paid for itself in being able to identify
the precise locations of ancestral homesteads without having to move little
bits of paper around on a topo map!
I'll confess I still don't utilize all the features of Deed Mapper (not
enough time to fool around <g>), but I've been stunned by the results of
others who have. When I have time to really study and learn all its
featuresm, I'm sure I'll be even happier...but I doubt I'll ever give up
BTW -- one of the best features of Deed Mapper is the support of other
users and the willingness of Steve Broyles (the creator) to continually
tweak the software -- and add features when there's sufficient interest.
At 03:33 PM 4/20/02 -0400, you wrote:
I have an old software package I call mapper by Russell Holsclaw. I
correct title is Mapper Plat Mapping Program Version 5.0.3. Thinking of
upgrading and The Deed Mapper looks appealing. The cost seems a little
high. Would appreciate any comments on its ease of use, reliability etc.
Pros & Cons!
Bruce Starner Yetter