WelcomeFriday, December 9th, 2022
Plat Dimensions Don't Fit
I'm working in an old plat from 1949, Lot 12 Block 2; page 2 of the attached plat.
I have 7 monuments and they all fit with the centerline geometry within a tenth. I don't have any in Huson Street, yet, This might help solve my problem; I'll see what's there tomorrow.
The problem I'm having, is getting the plat dimensions around my lot, to fit.
The old plat is hard to read; this is the best copy I could find, so far. Does any body see anything I might be missing? I've been banging my head on the desk all day; any help will be greatly appreciated!
sounds like it's time for some Mathmagica!
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You’re missing ten monuments. Sorry I can’t be more help. 😟
It looks like your SE corner is at the PRC. Am I wrong?
That bulb thing doesn’t look right, like maybe there’s missing dimensions.
What a wonky back lot line. Sometimes when the plat is too difficult to read I’ll comp the boundary and insert a tiff of the plat and scale it to the longest lines I have that check. I can then measure the lines in the image and compare to what I think record to be to see if they make sense relative to the line work.
Just a shoot from the hip WAG but looks like there is a missing dimension for a short tangent in SE corner of Lot 12. The arc labeled 50’ looks like it goes tangent for a short distance before hitting curve return on corner of Lot 11/12.
I thought the same thing at first. Looking at the 40 arc distance on the lot to the north I’m not convinced that is the case. They weren’t using CAD in 1949. If I wasn’t so lazy I plot the PDF and scale it.
1949 with no software, no handheld calculators with trig functions. Try to imagine how long it took to run everything out by hand using trig tables and a slide rule at best.
And @tim-lib had it in a couple of hours!
I wonder if he's looking for a job...
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working for myself for the past 5 years has been a game changer.
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