Understanding and Drafting Metes & Bounds Descriptions in a GIS<br />Kyle Souza<br />TractBuilder<br />
What is a GIS?<br />Geographic Information System<br />Computerized Mapping<br />Data that has “Place”<br />
What is GIS Drafting?<br />Mapping a Legal Description in a GIS environment<br />Commonly:<br />Individual Properties<br /...
What is a Legal Description?<br />The official written words which delineate a specific piece of real property.<br />
Metes & Bounds<br />A legal description where the boundaries are described by working around the parcel of the land in seq...
Example Description 1<br />	Sec. 24, T16S, R24W: 3.33 acres, more or less, described as beginning at the SW/c of the NW/4 ...
Example Description 2<br />	BEING 160.0 acres of land, more or less out of BLOCK FIVE of the Laura Driscoll Thomson Estate...
Different Types of Measurements<br />Common Units in Texas<br />Uncommon Units in Texas<br />Inches<br />Feet<br />Yards<b...
Different Types Of Calls<br />Direction / Bearing<br />Most Common<br />Curve<br />Arc Length<br />Delta<br />Chord<br />X...
Curve Call Example<br />	Beginning at - (WGS84) 95.345614547757,29.7135918170302<br />	Thence north 70degrees 56minutes <b...
Finding the Starting Position<br />XY or Lat/Long<br />Reference Point<br />Survey Corners<br />Other properties<br />Land...
Things You Will Run Into<br />Commencing At…<br />Unclear Point of Beginning<br />Missing Calls<br />Rivers<br />Roads<br ...
Abilities To Look For in a Tool<br />Change Individual Calls<br />Mix Call Types for a Single Feature<br />Mix Drafting Me...
Some Tools on the Market<br />ArcView<br />Traverse Tool<br />TractBuilder Metes & Bounds Tool<br />Stand-Alone<br />Evere...
Metes & Bounds in a GIS<br />SINGLE FEATURE WITH CALLS<br />
Metes & Bounds in a GIS<br />MULTIPLE FEATURES<br />
TractBuilder Products & Services<br />Drafting<br />Web Portals<br />Tools for ArcView<br />Data Provider<br />
Understanding and Drafting Metes & Bounds Descriptions in a GIS<br />Kyle Souza<br />TractBuilder<br />
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Understanding And Drafting Metes &amp; Bounds Descriptions

  1. 1. Understanding and Drafting Metes & Bounds Descriptions in a GIS<br />Kyle Souza<br />TractBuilder<br />
  2. 2. What is a GIS?<br />Geographic Information System<br />Computerized Mapping<br />Data that has “Place”<br />
  3. 3. What is GIS Drafting?<br />Mapping a Legal Description in a GIS environment<br />Commonly:<br />Individual Properties<br />Political Boundaries<br />Areas of Interest<br />
  4. 4. What is a Legal Description?<br />The official written words which delineate a specific piece of real property.<br />
  5. 5. Metes & Bounds<br />A legal description where the boundaries are described by working around the parcel of the land in sequence, starting with a point of beginning, then describing individual calls, and finally returning back to the point of beginning.<br />Metes & Bounds on Wikipedia<br />
  6. 6. Example Description 1<br /> Sec. 24, T16S, R24W: 3.33 acres, more or less, described as beginning at the SW/c of the NW/4 of the SE/4 of said Section 3, thence East along the Subdivision line 14 chains and 65 links, thence South 50 Yards, thence West 14 chains and 65 links; thence North 50 yards to the point of beginning, AND 10.00 acres, more or less, described as commencing at the NW/c of SE/4 of said Section 3, thence South 7 chains and 89 links to the point of beginning, thence South 12 chains and 11 links, thence East 14 chains and 65 links, thence North 1 chain and 66 links, thence North 54 degrees 30 minutes West 18 chains to the point of beginning, all located in Lamar County, Alabama.<br />
  7. 7. Example Description 2<br /> BEING 160.0 acres of land, more or less out of BLOCK FIVE of the Laura Driscoll Thomson Estate Ranch as recorded in Volume 3, Page 49 of the Map Records of Bee County, Texas, said 160.0 acres tract, as shown in the attached &quot;EXHIBIT A&quot;, being more particularly described as follows;<br /> <br /> COMMENCING at a found 5/8 inch iron rod in the south line of said BLOCK FIVE said iron rod being S 89°07&apos;17&quot; W 79.00 feet from the centerline of the Aransas River;<br /> THENCE, with said south line, S 89°07&apos;17&quot; W 1317.19 feet to a point;<br /> <br /> THENCE, leaving said south line, N 00°52&apos;43&quot; W 5413.85 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING;<br /> <br /> THENCE, with the perimeter of this 160.0 acre tract,<br /> <br /> West 2350.89 feet to a point,<br /> North 3486.28 feet to a point,<br /> East 1133.40 feet to a point on the west bank of the Aransas River;<br /> THENCE, with the meanders of said bank,<br /> <br /> S 23°18&apos;29&quot; E 773.37 feet to a point,<br /> S 32°11&apos;08&quot; E 295.36 feet to a point,<br /> S 33°14&apos;14&quot; E 140.40 feet to a point,<br /> S 64°58&apos;31&quot; E 100.36 feet to a point,<br /> S 29°49&apos;41&quot; E 147.93 feet to a point,<br /> S 58°22&apos;28&quot; E 559.96 feet to a point,<br /> S 78°46&apos;10&quot; E 36.59 feet to a point;<br /> <br /> THENCE, leaving said west bank, South 1937.09 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING, and containing 160.0 acres of land, more or less.<br />
  8. 8. Different Types of Measurements<br />Common Units in Texas<br />Uncommon Units in Texas<br />Inches<br />Feet<br />Yards<br />Miles<br />Varas<br />Links<br />Chains<br />Poles<br />Rods<br />Meters<br />Kilometers<br />Furlongs<br />Arpents<br />
  9. 9. Different Types Of Calls<br />Direction / Bearing<br />Most Common<br />Curve<br />Arc Length<br />Delta<br />Chord<br />XY<br />
  10. 10. Curve Call Example<br /> Beginning at - (WGS84) 95.345614547757,29.7135918170302<br /> Thence north 70degrees 56minutes <br /> 34 seconds west 45.87 feet<br /> Thence north 19 degrees 14minutes 50 seconds east 121.08 feet<br /> Thence along a curve to the right with a radius of 131.58 feet and a chord bearing south 43.3008 and east 110.78 feet<br /> Thence south 56 degrees 05 minutes 51 seconds W 87.73 feet to the point of beginning<br />
  11. 11. Finding the Starting Position<br />XY or Lat/Long<br />Reference Point<br />Survey Corners<br />Other properties<br />Landmarks<br />Intersections (roads)<br />Aerials<br />
  12. 12. Things You Will Run Into<br />Commencing At…<br />Unclear Point of Beginning<br />Missing Calls<br />Rivers<br />Roads<br />Closure Errors<br />
  13. 13. Abilities To Look For in a Tool<br />Change Individual Calls<br />Mix Call Types for a Single Feature<br />Mix Drafting Methods for a Single Feature<br />Text-to-Polygon Conversion<br />
  14. 14. Some Tools on the Market<br />ArcView<br />Traverse Tool<br />TractBuilder Metes & Bounds Tool<br />Stand-Alone<br />Everest GIS<br />
  15. 15. Metes & Bounds in a GIS<br />SINGLE FEATURE WITH CALLS<br />
  16. 16. Metes & Bounds in a GIS<br />MULTIPLE FEATURES<br />
  17. 17. TractBuilder Products & Services<br />Drafting<br />Web Portals<br />Tools for ArcView<br />Data Provider<br />
  18. 18. Understanding and Drafting Metes & Bounds Descriptions in a GIS<br />Kyle Souza<br />TractBuilder<br />
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