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I have a question for the hive. I am doing a lot survey on a small parcel here in town an the only description I have for the property is being all of lot 4 of the attached plat. The lot 4 i am talking about is on the bottom of the PDF not the pie shaped ones above. For the life of me I can not figure out how to calculate the curve marked 150. It is not the radius and a 150 arc length wont work either. There is not a single radius on any curves on this entire plat. I am down to the point of using the back of the existing sidewalk and calling it a day. Any thoughts?

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on the assumption it's a tangent curve it would seem like you could easily calc the curves on either side of it and go from there.

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well, i still can't figure out what bugs there are that keep my main account (flyin solo) from working like 98% of the time anymore, but here's what i came up with for that curve, holding the stated bearing on the south line of Lot 5:

R=68.43' D=125°35'20" ARC=150.00' CB=N41°05'23"W CHORD=121.72'

looks like it is either non-tangent or there is a +/- 2.5' bust in there somewhere.  that's by building all the lot lines per B&D and constructing the resulting curves.  (i got radii of 671.85 and 376.64- guessing they are supposed to be 670 and 375)

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taking that, if you push a tangent reverse curve out from the northeast corner of Lot 5, holding a radius of 69.75 feet, that gets you within a couple tenths of the end of a 28' arc shown on the north line of Lot 4.

another consideration being that, on your lot, you're dealing with zero decimal places for record.  so if i had nothing else and got to between .51-.49 i'd be satisfied...

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I zoomed in and printed that portion of the map, which came out to be 1"=60'±.

Holding a 70' radius (based on three equal distances from the ends and middle of the arc) and measuring the delta with a small protractor, I got 123.5°± which gives an arc length of 150.9'.

I would need more information for that 28' arc on the northerly side to calculate a closure.

I will go with chimeric's answer.

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Posted by: Dave Lindell

I would need more information for that 28' arc on the northerly side to calculate a closure.

I tried to fit a curve to lots 1,2, 3, and part of 4 in order to learn more about that part of lot4.  I find the radius to be a bit more than 400 ft maybe 408, but it doesn't fit both the corners of lot 2, with one long and one short, different by 1.6 ft.

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Preliminary plat that was recorded before draftsman completed drawing.

In Block 7 the lots are not numbered.

Once some developers get their hands on a drawing they head straight to the recorder and file it as is and then fire the Surveyor.

As fit it to the rest of the Block and make the measurements work.

good luck

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I don’t believe it’s a preliminary map, I think you have mentioned your from the Asheville area, we have three subdivisions here that look identical to the map you attached. My previous employer told me that someone from Asheville designed all three of ours in the seventies. If it was “Scott” then I’m relieved we are not the only ones who have to deal with his crappy maps.

The maps we have scale reasonably well so we bring in pdf and find a radius that works with the arc length, and existing monuments if there are any. None of the curves appear to be tangential so I wouldn’t worry about trying to make them.

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Jones

Unfortunately this plat was recorded in 1925. I run into these quiet often here in Asheville as nobody has updated the plats or deeds in a while.

A Harris the section you are talking about is actually off of the map and is part of another plat.

Thanks everyone. I am still trying to learn some things in CAD and fortunately these kind of problems don't happen that often.

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