An 'out' was 10 chains. (This is found at our web site's description of
surveying terms, but it is mis-categorized. We'll fix that.)
To enter this in DeedMapper a bit of arithmetic is needed. It is best to
convert the outs to rods: each chain is 4 rods, so an out is 40 rods.
"9 outs 5 rods" is thus 9 times 40, plus 5, or 365 rods.
In DeedMapper: Ln E; 365r;
Another way to do it is to convert the 5 rods into chains. Since there are
four rods per chain, the answer is 1.25 chains (5 divided by 4). You can
then enter the distance as
91.25 chains (9 times 10, plus 1.25)
In DeedMapper: Ln E; 91.25C;
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, October 18, 2002 7:20 PM
Subject: [DMU] Outs and rods
How do I enter, or translate a measurement containing the terms
"rods" into notations that deedmapper can use.
For instance, I have a deed that says "east 9 outs 5 rods".
Has anyone encountered this terminology before, and if so, how did you
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