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A brief summary of what is involved when one wants to draft metes & bounds features in a GIS.

A brief summary of what is involved when one wants to draft metes & bounds features in a GIS.

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    Understanding And Drafting Metes & Bounds Descriptions Understanding And Drafting Metes & Bounds Descriptions Presentation Transcript

    • Understanding and Drafting Metes & Bounds Descriptions in a GIS
      Kyle Souza
      TractBuilder
    • What is a GIS?
      Geographic Information System
      Computerized Mapping
      Data that has “Place”
    • What is GIS Drafting?
      Mapping a Legal Description in a GIS environment
      Commonly:
      Individual Properties
      Political Boundaries
      Areas of Interest
    • What is a Legal Description?
      The official written words which delineate a specific piece of real property.
    • Metes & Bounds
      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.
      Metes & Bounds on Wikipedia
    • Example Description 1
      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.
    • Example Description 2
      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 "EXHIBIT A", being more particularly described as follows;
       
      COMMENCING at a found 5/8 inch iron rod in the south line of said BLOCK FIVE said iron rod being S 89°07'17" W 79.00 feet from the centerline of the Aransas River;
      THENCE, with said south line, S 89°07'17" W 1317.19 feet to a point;
       
      THENCE, leaving said south line, N 00°52'43" W 5413.85 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING;
       
      THENCE, with the perimeter of this 160.0 acre tract,
       
      West 2350.89 feet to a point,
      North 3486.28 feet to a point,
      East 1133.40 feet to a point on the west bank of the Aransas River;
      THENCE, with the meanders of said bank,
       
      S 23°18'29" E 773.37 feet to a point,
      S 32°11'08" E 295.36 feet to a point,
      S 33°14'14" E 140.40 feet to a point,
      S 64°58'31" E 100.36 feet to a point,
      S 29°49'41" E 147.93 feet to a point,
      S 58°22'28" E 559.96 feet to a point,
      S 78°46'10" E 36.59 feet to a point;
       
      THENCE, leaving said west bank, South 1937.09 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING, and containing 160.0 acres of land, more or less.
    • Different Types of Measurements
      Common Units in Texas
      Uncommon Units in Texas
      Inches
      Feet
      Yards
      Miles
      Varas
      Links
      Chains
      Poles
      Rods
      Meters
      Kilometers
      Furlongs
      Arpents
    • Different Types Of Calls
      Direction / Bearing
      Most Common
      Curve
      Arc Length
      Delta
      Chord
      XY
    • Curve Call Example
      Beginning at - (WGS84) 95.345614547757,29.7135918170302
      Thence north 70degrees 56minutes
      34 seconds west 45.87 feet
      Thence north 19 degrees 14minutes 50 seconds east 121.08 feet
      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
      Thence south 56 degrees 05 minutes 51 seconds W 87.73 feet to the point of beginning
    • Finding the Starting Position
      XY or Lat/Long
      Reference Point
      Survey Corners
      Other properties
      Landmarks
      Intersections (roads)
      Aerials
    • Things You Will Run Into
      Commencing At…
      Unclear Point of Beginning
      Missing Calls
      Rivers
      Roads
      Closure Errors
    • Abilities To Look For in a Tool
      Change Individual Calls
      Mix Call Types for a Single Feature
      Mix Drafting Methods for a Single Feature
      Text-to-Polygon Conversion
    • Some Tools on the Market
      ArcView
      Traverse Tool
      TractBuilder Metes & Bounds Tool
      Stand-Alone
      Everest GIS
    • Metes & Bounds in a GIS
      SINGLE FEATURE WITH CALLS
    • Metes & Bounds in a GIS
      MULTIPLE FEATURES
    • TractBuilder Products & Services
      Drafting
      Web Portals
      Tools for ArcView
      Data Provider
    • Understanding and Drafting Metes & Bounds Descriptions in a GIS
      Kyle Souza
      TractBuilder