Railroad Degree of Curve override for Radius

Idea created by jonmcd on Sep 19, 2013
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    • lygismav
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    There is the rare occasion where a parcel description uses a degree of curve instead of a radius.  Degree of curve is generally associated with railroads.  A call using a degree of curve may read like this, “thence along a 5º curve to the right…..”

    A 1º curve has a radius of 5729.65’.  To calculate the degree of  curve(D), use this equation: 5729.65’/D.