On 10 Jan 1997 13:48:58 GMT, "Doug Cardell" <[log in to unmask]>
>Is there a practical way to get longitude and latitude descriptions of
>property from legal descriptions?
cant be done w/o using a gps and taking a reading at each monument
we have a coordiate system in mich but I dont think anyone uses it.
the problem is that sections/metes/bounds can get you to a boundry
in a physical sense if the plat lines are correct and monuments
haven't been moved) but descriptions are not an end unto themselves
...they attempt to describe the intent of buyer and seller and are
only derived by physical measurements from physical monuments.
when GIS tech is not scramble anymore you might have success.
but most are happy with the present conventions and remember the title
insurance industry is chicken to try anything new and no one can
borrow w/o title insurance.