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tahir



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 05 5:22 pm    Post subject: Planning/mapping software  Reply with quote    

Any ideas on some software I could use to draw up a rough plan of my potential land purchase? Ideally something that could work out the areas within certain borders.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 05 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

erm...nope

Pen, paper and a scale rule

tahir



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 05 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

What's a flippin scale rule? And what if the plot's all fiddly and wonky with bits going off in all directions?

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 05 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Then you'll need a set of french curves too.

tahir



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 05 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

French curves? My only thought right now is Catherine Deneuve, how can she help me?

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 05 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

How about......erm erm... I've no idea

Could you sketch it out on graph paper and then take measurements of the overall plot size and the wonky bits. Then re draw it to scale on more graph paper.

I thought the above made sense when I thought of it, now I've re read it I'm not so sure.

tahir



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 05 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I was thinking graph paper too, just thought there might be a simpler method

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 05 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Get someone else to do it...that's simple, probably expensive though.

tahir



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 05 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It was just some initial calc's I wanted to do, once it gets serious I'll go to a professional

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 05 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Another thought, is it possible to get hold of a copy of the land registry drawings, they may be to scale.

tahir



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 05 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Where from? I've got rough drawings which are on a scale of 1:2500, i just want to be able to see how big particular areas of the plot are.

moogie



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 05 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

There is a programme called Arcview that is pretty simple to use - its mapping software. I have a copy and the instructions if you want to give it a go.

tahir



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 05 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Sounds good

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 05 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Try this site

http://www.landreg.gov.uk/

I know our solictior once got hold of the land registry drawings to help with a problem on who owned a small lane and they also used it to determine the dimensions also.

tahir



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 05 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

They haven't got the data for our property online, currently downloading next doors though, just to be nosy.

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