Deed Plotting Software

Metes and Bounds
by Sandy Knoll Software, LLC,
is simply the best choice for deed plotting software. Trusted by Landmen, Realtors, Homeowners, Genealogists, and various Legal Professionals.
Metes and Bounds offers outstanding features and a user-friendly interface. Available on Windows, Mac, and iOS, Metes and Bounds is the top solution for all your deed plotting needs.

Desktop Features

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Turn Metes and Bounds data into a deed plot map.

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Also see the Metes and Bounds Video and Tutorial section below.

Easy to use data 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.

Automatic Plots from Legal Description: Metes and Bounds can pull most calls from a legal description. Just load the description text into the Deed Cleanup Tool and the Metes and Bounds software will enter the calls for you automatically.

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

Metes and Bounds 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 Metes and Bounds 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 Metes and Bounds land plotting software finish 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 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 metes and bounds drawing.

Subdivide a single plot into multiple plots. Split the plot by hand, or choose a starting point and let the Metes and Bounds 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.

Interoperability:

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

Exporting: Metes and Bounds 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.

Call lists can be formatted for importing into Metes and Bounds or exporting from Metes and Bounds with other deed plotting software such as Net Deed Plotter® by Greenbrier Graphics, LLC.

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 metes and bounds 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.

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

Additional Uses:
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Download includes the Pro, Basic and Free editions.
Functionality is determined by your serial number.
No serial number is required for the Free edition.

Metes and Bounds Software

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Windows

v6.1.0
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Mac OS X 10.10.5 or Higher
64-Bit

v6.1.0
Download For Windows
Windows 7 SP1 or Higher

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$79.95

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Free, Basic and Pro Feature Comparison

Desktop Features

Free

Basic

Pro

Auto Complete Drawing Metes and Bounds Feature Auto Complete Metes and Bounds Software Auto Complete Metes and Bounds Software Auto Complete
Line Call Captions Metes and Bounds Software Line Call Captions Metes and Bounds Software Line Call Captions Metes and Bounds Software Line Call Captions
Custom Scales Metes and Bounds Software Custom Scales Metes and Bounds Software Custom Scales Metes and Bounds Software Custom Scales
Call Lists on Drawing Metes and Bounds Software Call Lists Metes and Bounds Software Call Lists Metes and Bounds Software Call Lists
Plot Splitting   Metes and Bounds Software Plot Splitting Metes and Bounds Software Plot SplittingMetes and Bounds Software Plot Splitting
DXF Export   Metes and Bounds Software DXF Export Metes and Bounds Software DXF Export
Scaled Background Pictures   Metes and Bounds Software Scaled Background Pictures Metes and Bounds Software Scaled Background Images
Measurement Tool   Metes and Bounds Software Measurement Tool Metes and Bounds Software Measurement Tool
Area Calculations   Metes and Bounds Software Area Calculations Metes and Bounds Software Area Calculations
Endpoint Calculations   Metes and Bounds Software Endpoint Calculations Metes and Bounds Software Endpoint Calculations BasicMetes and Bounds Software Endpoint Calculations Pro
Title Blocks   Metes and Bounds Software Title Blocks Metes and Bounds Software Title Blocks
Analyze Closing Errors     Metes and Bounds Software Analyze Closing Errors
Multiple Layers/Tracts/Plots     Metes and Bounds Software Multiple Plots
Curve Calls     Metes and Bounds Software Curves
Lat/Long, Google Earth (.kml), Shapefiles (.shp)     Metes and Bounds Software Export KML and Shapefiles
Correct Bad or Missing Calls     Metes and Bounds Software Find Missing Calls
Call Drawing Tool     Metes and Bounds Software Call Drawing Tool
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Free Edition

Free

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Basic Edition
Does not include curves, multiple layers or waypoints.

$39.95

Purchase
Includes 1 year of updates from date of purchase.

Basic to Pro Upgrade
Add curves, multiple layers and waypoints. This option requires that you already own the Basic edition.

$40.00

Purchase
Includes 1 year of updates from date of purchase.

Pro Edition
Includes all features.

$79.95
Volume Discounts Available

Purchase
Includes 1 year of updates from date of purchase.

1-Year Update Renewal
Allows access to all updates for 1 year from date of this purchase. Updating is optional.

$29.95

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Mobile and Cloud Metes and Bounds Software

Mobile Feature Comparison

Basic
for iPhone and iPad

Pro
for iPad

Auto Complete Drawing iPhone Metes and Bounds Auto Complete Drawing iPad Metes and Bounds Auto Complete Drawing
Labeling   iPad Metes and Bounds Labeling
Multiple Layers/Tracts/Plots   iPad Metes and Bounds Multiple Plots
Curves iPhone Metes and Bounds Curves iPad Metes and Bounds Curves
GPS iPhone Metes and Bounds Lat/Long iPad Metes and Bounds Lat/Long
Section Maps 0 1
Purchase iPhone Metes and Bounds Software Basic for iPhone and iPad
v1.9.4
Designed for iPhone and iPad. Does not include many of the features listed on this page. Please see iOS Basic edition website for feature list.
$4.99 Purchase iPhone Metes and Bounds Software
Purchase iPad Metes and Bounds Software Pro for iPad
v1.6.3
Designed specifically for the iPad. Does not include many of the features listed on this page. Please see iOS Pro edition website for feature list.

$9.99

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Metes and Bounds Tutorials

Getting Started with Metes and Bounds Deed Plotting Software

Metes and Bounds Software Getting Started Tutorial

Working with Layers and Backgrounds

Working with Waypoints

Metes and Bounds Software Waypoints

Working with Labels

Metes and Bounds Software Call Labeling

Estimating Layer Overlap

Metes and Bounds Software Plot Overlaps

Working with Sections and Layers

Metes and Bounds Software Plots in Sections

Working with Multiple Sections

Metes and Bounds Software Multiple Sections

Working with Difficult Legal Descriptions

Metes and Bounds Software Plots

Merging Layers

Metes and Bounds Software Merging Plots

Metes and Bounds Help PDF

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Additional tutorial videos can be found here.

Metes and Bounds Basic  -  Metes and Bounds Pro  -  Metes and Bounds iOS

Metes and Bounds Software for Landmen
Metes and Bounds Software for Realtors

Metes and Bounds Software for Genealogists

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