The first images illustrates the program’s three views of your deed information.
- The Text View, where the deed text is entered
- The Plot View, where the parcels are drawn
- The Table View, which contains a one line summary of each deed.
The Text View contains the text of the deed. The first lines contain abstracting information and the later lines have the metes and bounds survey. Most commonly you’ll create this via the Deed Entry Form, but you can also edit directly in this view. Full size image
The Plot View is where you can see your parcels drawn out. In this case it’s a large project with parcels fitted together. This shot features our optional background maps, fill coloring of parcels, and display of owner names. Full size image
The Table View contains a one line summary of each deed. It’s sortable on any column, and the columns being displayed are under your control. Select a deed to edit it or jump to it in the Plot View. Full size image
Following are some examples of use.
In this example an old land patent has been exported to Google Earth. Note how the property lines from long ago are still reflected in modern crop and tree lines! Full size image
This old patent from Virginia is quite unusual. The red circular line is a survey of land sold by the Native Americans. The land was then patented to settlers. We see that the individual settler patents add up to a somewhat larger area.
DeedMapper works great in the public domain states, particularly when working with many parcels to create a large display of land ownership.
Two parcels with corner descriptions displayed on one of the parcels. You have control over fill color and font properties, both globally and on individual parcels.