I have my deed with the property description, but I am not sure where or what to exactly enter into Deed Calls & Stakeout.

The Deed Calls & Stakeout app will let you enter the boundary information in terms of distances and directions. Therefore, you will need to read the deed document and “translate” the information into distances and bearings for the consecutive line segments forming the boundary.

Two things to note:

1) You will need to know where the point of beginning is. The app needs this information to place the deed plot in the correct location on the map. Without this information, you can still enter the deed calls, but your properly will not be displayed at the correct geographic location.

2) The accuracy of your work depends on the quality of the GPS receiver. The iPhone GPS does not provide high accuracy. Some users get a mapping grade Bluetooth GPS (such as the Dual XGPS-150A or a Bad Elf GPS) to obtain 1-5 meter accuracy. Users requiring higher accuracy would purchase an expensive high-precision GPS receiver, such as an iSXBlue or an EOS Arrow.

The first order of business is to establish the First Node by one of the following methods.

A. If you know the Latitude and Longitude of the point of beginning, then enter them into the Feature Info screen. If you know the location of the point of beginning in reference to a corner of a township, please read the article that we posted previously at
https://icmtgis.wordpress.com/2016/02/24/what-are-the-coordinates-of-the-point-of-beginning/

B. If you turn on GPS and turn on Map in Show Hybrid mode, and you can see the reference point on the Map, then you could tap on the Pick button then tap on the Node Tool icon and drop a node at that location.

C. You could stand at the actual point of beginning, turn on GPS, then tap the Pick GPS button to get the Fist Node coordinates.

The location you get with Method B and Method C will depend on the accuracy of the GPS receiver and/or the background map.

If your deed document uses magnetic north, then you should enter the declination angle for your location into the Orientation field.

To enter the calls, first tap on the Calls tab.
Tap the Add button before entering each call.
You will see the deed plotted in the map.

We have posted a tutorial for Deed Calls Pro on youtube that shows how to enter deed calls for multiple deeds.

The Deed Calls & Stakeout app only does one deed plot, not multiple deeds. However, the procedure for entering the deed calls is the same.

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