Metes and Bounds

Metes and Bounds

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.2
out of 4 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.4
  • Total Downloads:
    7,493
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 24, 2011
  • Price:
    Free to try (Some features limited); $29.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    23.27MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    53
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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Surveyors, environmental impact researchers, historical impact researchers, cell-phone tower site locators, and real estate developers--these are just a few of the folks who will find real value in this nicely featured application for plotting maps based on survey or GPS data.

Metes and Bounds launches a large window with a row of icon-buttons along the top, a vertical pane with some data controls on the left side, and a large drawing and editing pane taking up most of the window's real estate. A Drawing Wizard automatically opens at launch to prompt the user for the type of drawing he or she wants to develop. The interface design isn't jazzy or overly colorful, but it's very functional and clearly marked so even novice users will quickly understand how to navigate its features. This app performed very well during our tests, and we were very pleased with the features it offered. Entering latitude and longitude was a snap. We particularly appreciated the robust feature set for creating a variety of plots and the editing functionality for manipulating the completed drawings. We liked how we could devise multiple layers for overlapping plots based on latitudinal and longitudinal data or GPS data.

Metes and Bounds includes a link to a series of online tutorials that are nicely designed and fully informative for any novice users getting up and running with this tool box. Likewise, the Help feature is very thorough. The "Unregistered" watermark on the drawing pane may aggravate some users, but that's a minor quibble. The price should be sweet enough for anyone needing to rely on this sort of tool on a frequent basis.

 
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User Reviews
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3 stars

"Works OK but free version has definite limitations."

April 17, 2011  |  By lfeldstein

 |  Version: Metes and Bounds 3.4

Pros

Clean, relatively straightforward interface.

Cons

Not as intuitive as advertised. Choices don't allow one to create all necessary boundary shapes.

Summary

Perhaps the paid version is more flexible, but since the free one was not full-featured enough to me to map just the metes and bounds of my property, I'm not inclined to send them money in hopes that the paid version allows me to finish the job.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Sandy Knoll Software
Publisher web site http://www.tabberer.com/sandyknoll
Release Date March 24, 2011
Date Added March 24, 2011
Version 3.4
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Business Applications
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 23.27MB
File Name MetesandBoundsWin.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 7,493
Downloads Last Week 53
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Some features limited
Price $29.95

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