Entering the metes and bounds description into the Deed Calls & Stakeout app

“The metes and bounds description of the property is over a page long. Is it possible to download the document to the app to avoid having to enter the information by hand?”

You will need to “translate” the property description into angles and distances. Then you can input the calls into the Deed Calls & Stakeout app.

Deed Calls & Stakeout are able to open a text file containing the calls in the proper format. The text file name needs to have the extension .dcf. An example of a .dcf file follows:

[Location]
File: 04231824a
Topic:
Feature_ID:
Feature_Type: Area
Description: test

[Coordinate_System]
// Coordinate System and the First Node
Coordinate_System: LLA
Datum: WGS84(1150)/ITRF00
First_Node_Unit: Meters
First_Node_Loc: 123^18’52.053″W 44^31’34.548″N 80.000
MSL: 80.000 Meters
Orientation: 349.8306

[Record_Unit]
Length_Unit: Meters
Angle_Unit: DMS
Angle_System: Azimuth
Azimuth_System: North

[Records]
010^00’00.000″ 139.903
Curve: RL:11.887 AL:14.935 RD:025^00’00.000″ Left
091^00’00.000″ 283.465
098^00’00.000″ 53.950
235^00’00.000″ 24.384
Curve: AL:51.816 RL:73.152 CD:240^00’00.000″ Left
Curve: AL:68.580 RL:76.200 Continuous Left
Curve: AL:56.388 RL:27.432 Continuous Right
271^42’03.763″ 260.740

[Pattern]
Area_Pattern: 0
Area_Color: ffc080
Bound_Pattern: 0
Bound_Color: 000000
Bound_Size: 2
Transparency: 55

[Summary]
X-Error: 0.0083 Meters
Y-Error: 0.0110 Meters
Area: 42600.08 Sq.M(4.2600 Hectares)

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