metes and bounds converter
|Reported by:||GrandmaDOG||Owned by:|
|Keywords:||m.cogo, metes bounds parcels||Cc:|
Land in the USA is described by 'metes and bounds' measurement. So anyone doing GIS landwork has to convert this legal description to polygons. There are some packages out there for ArcView, but none in the Linux domain.
More on 'metes and bounds' -- "A parcel boundary is commonly defined by its relationship to some point of beginning (POB) by metes and bounds (north 23.5 degrees 350 feet thence east...) or by aliquot parts (e.g., the northern quarter of the southern quarter of Section 1 Township 1 Range 2)."
I work in a Oil and Gas data warehousing company. No O&G company can use GRASS to handle their landwork until this issue is solved. Some landmen use AutoCad's plug in to convert it then export.
My company would be interested in partially or completely funding this module/plugin depending on how many manhours it would take.