Add 'vara' as unit of measurement in ArcMap

10-21-2016 12:06 PM
Status: Implemented
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by Anonymous User
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In Texas the legal descriptions (metes and bounds) of property boundaries in deeds usually use the unit 'vara'. A vara is 33 1/3 inches or ~2.8 feet. In my experience, in order to draw parcels in Texas I have to keep a whole separate spreadsheet where I digitize the lengths in varas from the scanned deed and convert it into a different unit available in ArcMap. It takes a surprising amount of time. Wouldn't it be great if the Measure Tool and the editing tools had this unit for specifying length?

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Status changed to: Implemented

You can set units to Texas Varas in ArcGIS Pro.

Go to Options > Units and use <Select Unit Code> to add Vara_TX.


Learn more at Set traverse units.