Metes and Bounds Software
Metes and Bounds: Land Mapping and Land Plotting Software

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Easy land mapping entry form: Enter lines, curves, azimuths, compass points and section calls.
Data can be entered using the convenient Data Entry Form or freehand using word processor style entry.
Calls can also be easily drawn using the call drawing tool.

Background Pictures: Background pictures can be set to scale with your plot drawing. Background picture scale settings can be automatically set using World Files.

Multiple Layers: Layers allow you to have multiple deeds on a single drawing. Layers can be free floating or locked to a common starting point.

Perform land plotting calculations: Square Feet, Acres, Hectares, perimeter distance and more.

The land plotting software will calculate if the survey closes or not. Calculate closure errors: closing error ratios and the call needed to close the plot. Apply Compass Rule Adjustments.

The land mapping software's closing error analyzer tool can look for common entry or survey errors and offer suggestions on how to correct them.

Auto-Completion of drawing. If you're missing the final segment of your land plotting data, let our land mapping software plot it for you. 
Have a bad or missing call? Enter a question mark (?) for the call and let the software find the missing call for you.
Close drawings using Bearing-Bearing Intersections and Distance-Distance Intersections.

Multiple measurement types: Data can be entered using feet, meters, rods, chains, varas and many other land plotting measurement types.

Create section drawings:

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(N 1/2 of the NE 1/4 of the SE 1/4)

Easy to use measuring tool. Estimate the distance between any two points on the screen.

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Automatic labeling: Each line can be automatically labeled with the length and call. End points can be marked for easier recognition.
End points can also be labeled with information like the interior/exterior angles and Lat/Long coordinates.

Create custom labels. Custom labels can be rotated in any direction. Search feature can be used to find which layers contain which labels.

Drawings can include a call list:
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Custom X,Y points. Use custom X,Y points to mark and label unique land features on the land plot drawing.

Split a single plot into multiple plots. Split the plot by hand, or choose a starting point and let the land mapping software find the nearest halves automatically for you.

Merge Layer: Layers can be easily merged into a single layer using the Merge Layer Tool.

Printing: Printouts can include borders, call list, north arrow and title block.

Customizable Toolbar: Create an interface that fits to your workflow.


Metes and Bounds land mapping software has been designed to be as compatible with as many different systems and programs as possible.

Exporting: Metes and Bounds land plotting data can be exported as DXF files, KML Files, CSV files, Shapefiles(.shp) and more.


Metes and Bounds Deed Plot Software DXF Output - Click download to try our deed plotting software free.
DXF Output viewed in a CAD program

Metes and Bounds Deed Plotting Software KML Output - Click download to try our deed plotting free.
KML Output viewed in Google Earth

Importing: Metes and Bounds can import data from many types of DXF files, KML files, CSV files, Shapefiles(.shp), GeoJSON and more.

Real-world X,Y coordinates. Export real-world X,Y coordinates for integration with other mapping software such as GIS software.

Waypoints to metes and bounds calls. Convert a set of waypoints, x/y or Latitude/Longitude based, into a list of metes and bounds calls.

Enter Waypoints and Tracks. Add GPS waypoints and tracks to your drawings. Import GPX and KML files. Make calculations like the distance between two waypoints.

Real-world Latitude and Longitude coordinates. Enter the latitude and longitude for a plot's POB and let the land mapping software calculate the latitude and longitude for each of the other end points.
A plot's POB lat/long can also be set by UTM datum or World Files.

Metes and Bounds can be found in Genealogy Online For Dummies® -  5th Edition, by Wiley Publishing.



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