Plat Plotter is a
free, cloud based application that uses real estate deed metes-and-bounds to plot the property boundary on a digital map.
Plat Plotter converts deed 'metes-and-bounds' into a Plat of Survey that can be viewed in Google Maps, imported into a mapping program like Google Earth, loaded into a GPS device, sent to a printing service and shared with others.
- Can be used from any device with a web browser.
- Organizes deed data in a simple format
- Determines how well the survey 'closes,' or returns to the
start point. This single metric provides insight into how well the
survey was conducted and whether the description is reliable.
- Calculates 'last call' metes-and-bounds for surveys that
- Places the scaled Plat of Survey on Google Maps, where it
can be viewed on satellite photos or terrain maps
- Simplifies adjusting the Plat start point and orientation
on the map.
- Provides KLM and GPX output formats that will interface
with other mapping software and GPS devices.
Who should try Plat Plotter?
Plotter is written on the Google App Engine with
connections to Google Maps. The
development environment tests each release on the following devices:
- Genealogists, researching historical land titles
- Title search attorneys, validating property descriptions
- Realtors creating an online listing
- Prospective land buyers
- Land owners & recreational users
Keyhole Markup Language (KML) files have been tested
with Google Earth. GPS eXchange (GPX) files have been
tested on the following:
The application uses Google App Engine with Python, Google Maps
Maps as well as produce output files in two XML formats: the Keyhole
Markup Language and GPS Exchange format.
- Windows 7 running Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer
- iPad running Safari
- Android smartphone running Chrome