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Is this 4 acres?
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Matt    Posted 01-11-2005 at 15:37:27       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I'm interested in buying a parcel of land that forms an "L" shape around our 2 acre lot.The demensions are 270'x306'x215'x93'x360'x539'.Is this a 4-acre parcel? My math comes to 2.6 acres

screaminghollow    Posted 01-11-2005 at 18:33:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
there are some free deed plotting programs, you feed in the angles an=d distances abd it will punch out a "survey" map and tell you the land area. It will also tell you if the dimensions are off or there is a mistake in the description. It can't however, compare the description with the actual corners and distances.

Good luck

BobInMN    Posted 01-11-2005 at 18:05:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
Matt, do you have a legal description that gives directions? Either by bearings or azimuth? The cowboy boot discription you gave does not form right angles so is hard to calculate.

Matt    Posted 01-11-2005 at 18:28:45       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Heel to toe: 360.39' N69,22'13"E
Toe: 93.42' R=174.85 A=112.01 S36,59'00"E D=36,42'10" 112.20'
Toe to ankle 215.00' N69,26'40"E
Ancle to top 306.85' S32,41'30"E
Top 269.91' N70,31'16"E
Top to heel 539.88 S43,30'47"E
I hope this is what you mean
Thanks Matt

BobInMN    Posted 01-11-2005 at 18:45:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
Matt, I tried to plot it out. I can't get the traverse to close with the bearings you gave me. Are you sure some of them don't end with a W instead of an E? Also, a property traverse is going to give you a start point and work all the way around either clockwise or counterclockwise. You also confused me with R=174.85 A=112.01 and D=36,42'10".

SteveB(wi)    Posted 01-11-2005 at 20:53:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
My guess is that is radius and arc distance. with out doing any math a chord of 93' sounds plausible for an arc distance of 112.

Matt    Posted 01-11-2005 at 19:06:52       [Reply]  [Send Email]
To your first question, All bearings show East. Picture the boot, the toe is to your right.
The part that confused you is the toe which is the only dimension that isn't straight hence the extra stuff. Maybe you can connect the two points and make it a straight line to approximate.Listen to me, I'm the expert now!!!!!!! Let me know where to send the check!

BobInMN    Posted 01-11-2005 at 19:26:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
Matt, any way I try to plot it it doesn't work. I can't get it to close. You can't have a closed traverse if you use only the NE and SE quadrants. The bearings you gave me give you a zigzag line that goes East.

Matt    Posted 01-11-2005 at 19:54:46       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I sure do appreciate all your efforts. You need to tell me where to send the check!
Thank you

Gunner    Posted 01-11-2005 at 20:15:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey Matt - I got an eastward zigzag plot as well..., but just went by your basic boot description for the parcel profile and have to settle on 2.4 +/- .5 acres as my final answer

Matt    Posted 01-11-2005 at 17:50:23       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Ok,give me another chance!
Picture the profile of a cowboy boot.From the heel to the toe is 360'
the toe is 93'
from the toe back to the front of the ankle is 215'
ankle to the top of the boot is 306'
the top is 270'
From the top back down to the heal is 539'
I hope this isn't coming across as clear as muddy water!
Thanks Matt

Gunner    Posted 01-11-2005 at 18:14:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
2.42 acres

Gunner    Posted 01-11-2005 at 17:46:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
I put those dims in a rough diamond shape and divided into 3 triangles - came up w/ 4.12 acres
Worked those numbers into something that resembled an L and it would be less than 1/2 half
that number
My guess would be it's not a 4-acre parcel, would be closer to 2 but tuff to tell w/out knowin the shape of the lot
Another guess would be a lot of times lots are divided into relatively equal parcels size wise

deadcarp    Posted 01-11-2005 at 16:46:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
since i dont know which corner you started at, can't tell from the description - except that apparently nuthin's square cuz 2 smaller dim's don't equal a bigger one, a sketch would clear it up. :)

Mke in tn    Posted 01-11-2005 at 15:50:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
If you divided it up in 3 rectangular parcels it is 6.810 acres. There is 43,560 square feet in an acre. If the dimensions that you gave are around the proprty, I don't have a clue how land it is.

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