Using Net Deed Plotter to Create a Map
The image on our homepage illustrates the easy steps of using Net Deed Plotter to obtain a map, area, closure, and more from a legal description.
The first step is obtaining a description. It could be the legal description in a deed or from another source. For this demonstration we used the example metes & bounds description shown below. We will now show you how easy it was to use that description to draw the corresponding map and to get important data. After you read this description, proceed to the steps that follow.
The image below shows our “Deed Call Editor” after the deed calls from the description have been typed into it. (The <Enter> key is pressed after each deed call entry.) (The second deed call is a curve and, as you will see, was entered using our “Curve Data Entry Form.”) For clarity, the entries into the deed call editor, as shown in the image below, are listed here: n43.15e 351.85, curve left radius 305.74 delta 46.45, n3.30w 83.94, s58.0615e 449.18, s26.5520w 607.21, and n63.3830w 474.16. (A period is used in the direction to separate degrees from minutes, and a space separates direction from distance )
The image below shows the Curve Data Entry Form which was used to easily enter the curve. This curve is the 2nd deed call in the description. To open the curve form, type the word “curve” into the editor, and press <Ctrl> <Enter> or double click the mouse on the word “curve”. For clarity, the entries into the curve editor are: L, 305.74, 46.45. This curve only needed three entries. Some or all of the remaining fields in the curve editor may be needed generally for curves.
All the steps needed have been completed. We now draw the map and get area, closure, and much more. We selected one of the available colors and hatching options before finishing the map. The image below shows the map. When you scroll to the bottom of the map, you will see acreage and other useful information.
Our Getting Started Tutorial, Manual, and Help topics provide more information concerning the general entry of deed calls, including curves. In general, our Help topics and the manual discusses the entry of deed calls, and they provide much more information concerning the general use of Net Deed Plotter.