MeetUp: How to Interpret and Map a Legal Description

10-19-2021 03:32 PM
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Esri Contributor

This is the video from the Meetup that occurred on October 19th, 2021.


The common assumption that interpreting a legal description is a simple matter of using the geometry contained in the description to completely map the property. This assumption is incorrect - there are a multitude of factors that impact the location and geometry of the property. This presentation will begin to explore the nuances in the process, including the differing methods for mapping the three different types of legal descriptions, considerations of all information contained within the description, monuments and which monuments are important in building the parcel geometry and which are not important.

Presenter: Frank Conkling
About Frank: Frank Conkling is the owner of Panda Consulting, a Professional Surveyor and Mapper in Florida and a Professional GIS Surveyor in South Carolina, served as an adjunct professor teaching surveying and mapping at the local college for over a dozen years, a past president of the Florida Association of Cadastral Mappers and a current member of the Florida Board of Professional Surveyors and Mappers. Frank has taught a multitude of classes in the interpretation of legal descriptions for everyone from Title Examiners, to surveying students, to parcel mappers to lay people interested in learning how to read a legal description.

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Esri Contributor

A really great presentation.

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