Metes and Bounds
Metes and Bounds Software for Mac OS X, Windows, Linux, iOS and Android

Desktop Features

Desktop Basic and Pro Feature Comparison
Metes and Bounds Features

Turn Metes and Bounds data into a deed plot map.

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Easy to use data entry form: Enter lines, curves, azimuths and section calls. Data can be entered using the convenient Data Entry Form or freehand using word processor style entry. Calls can also be easily drawn using the call drawing tool.

Customizable Toolbar: Create an interface that fits to your workflow.

Layers: Layers allow you to have multiple deeds on a single drawing. Layers can be free floating or locked to a common starting point.

Perform calculations: Square Feet, Acres, Hectares, perimeter distance and more.

Metes and Bounds will calculate if the survey closes or not. Calculate closure errors: closing error ratios and the call needed to close the plot. Apply Compass Rule Adjustments.

The Metes and Bounds closing error analyzer tool can look for common entry or survey errors and offer suggestions on how to correct them.

Auto-Completion of drawing. If you're missing the final segment of your land plotting data, let our Metes and Bounds land plotting software finish it for you. Have a bad or missing call? Enter a question mark (?) for the call and let the software find the missing call for you.

Multiple measurement types: Data can be entered using feet, meters, rods, chains, varas and many other measurement types.

Merge Layer: Layers can be easily merged into a single layer using the Merge Layer Tool.

Easy to use measuring tool. Estimate the distance between any two points on the screen.

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Automatic labeling: Each line can be automatically labeled with the length and call. End points can be marked for easier recognition. End points can also be labeled with information like the interior/exterior angles and Lat/Long coordinates.

Create custom labels. Custom labels can be rotated in any direction. Drawings can include a call list:
Metes and Bounds Call List - Try our deed plotter for free.

Background Pictures. Background pictures can be set to scale with your plot drawing. Background picture scale settings can be automatically set using World Files.

Custom X,Y points. Use custom X,Y points to mark and label unique land features on the metes and bounds drawing.

Split a single plot into multiple plots. Split the plot by hand, or choose a starting point and let the Metes and Bounds software find the nearest halves automatically for you.

Printing: Printouts can include borders, call list, north arrow and title block.

Create section drawings:

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(N 1/2 of the NE 1/4 of the SE 1/4)

Interoperability:

Metes and Bounds has been designed to be as compatible with as many different systems and programs as possible.

Exporting: Metes and Bounds data can be exported as DXF files, KML Files, CSV files and more.

Importing: Metes and Bounds can import data from many types of DXF files, KML files, CSV files and more.

Call lists can be formatted for importing/exporting with other deed plotting software such as Net Deed Plotter® by Greenbrier Graphics, LLC.

Real-world X,Y coordinates. Export real-world X,Y coordinates for integration with other mapping software such as GIS software.

Waypoints to metes and bounds calls. Convert a set of waypoints, x/y or Latitude/Longitude based, into a list of metes and bounds calls.

Enter Waypoints and Tracks. Add GPS waypoints and tracks to your drawings. Import GPX and KML files. Make calculations like the distance between two waypoints.

Real-world Latitude and Longitude coordinates. Enter the latitude and longitude for a plot's POB and let the metes and bounds software calculate the latitude and longitude for each of the other end points. A plot's POB lat/long can also be set by UTM datum or World Files.

 

Recognition:
Metes and Bounds can be found in Genealogy Online For Dummies® -  5th Edition, by Wiley Publishing.


Sample Metes and Bounds Output

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KML Output viewed in Google Earth

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DXF Output viewed in a CAD program

 

Desktop Features

Desktop Basic

Desktop Pro

Auto Complete Drawing
Custom Labeling
Plot Splitting
DXF Export
Analyze Closing Errors  
Multiple Layers/Tracts/Plots  
Curves  
Lat/Long, GPX, KML  
Section Maps 1 36

Download Desktop Software
Download includes the Pro, Basic and Free Trial versions.

Functionality is determined by your serial number.
No serial number is required for the Free Trial version.


Windows

v4.7.0

Intel: Mac OS X 10.4 or Higher

v4.7.0

Windows XP, Vista or Higher

See Linux Information

Download old versions

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Purchase Desktop Software

Basic Version
Does not include curves, layers or waypoints.

$29.95


Includes 1 year of updates from date of purchase.

Basic to Pro Upgrade
Add curves, layers and waypoints. This option requires that you already own the Basic version.

$40.00


Includes 1 year of updates from date of purchase.

Pro Version
Includes all features.

$69.95
Volume Discounts Available


Includes 1 year of updates from date of purchase.

Update Subscription Renewal
Allows access to all updates for 1 year from date of this purchase. Updating is optional.

$14.95

Purchase serial number to unlock the Pro version of Metes and Bounds

Sandy Knoll Software, LLC Support FAQ
(This includes order history and lost serial numbers.)

Also see the tutorial section below.

Mobile Metes and Bounds Software

Mobile Feature Comparison

Basic
for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

Basic for Android™

Pro
for iPad

Auto Complete Drawing
Labeling    
Multiple Layers/Tracts/Plots    
Curves  
GPS  
Section Maps 0 0 1
Basic for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
v1.9.0
Designed for iPhone and iPad. Does not include many of the features listed on this page. Please see iOS Basic version website for feature list.
$4.99
Pro for iPad
v1.5.2
Designed specifically for the iPad. Does not include many of the features listed on this page. Please see iOS Pro version website for feature list.

$9.99

Basic for Android™
v1.1.1
Designed specifically for Android™. Does not include many of the features listed on this page. Please see the Basic for Android™ website for feature list.

$4.99

See Basic for Android™ Information


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