Friday, June 3, 2022

SLIG 2023: Metes & Bounds Land Platting

Land platting skills and the ability to use land plats can help you solve genealogical problems. This advanced course will teach you how.

Metes & Bounds Land Platting, coordinated by Gerald H. "Jerry" Smith, CG, is a practicum-based course in which, after learning essential skills, students will learn by doing real-world research problems with guidance from faculty. Topics include reading and abstracting metes and bounds legal land descriptions, hand-drawing, plats, computer platting, platting over base maps (including USGS), resolving common plat problems, constructing connected tract maps, and geo-locating base maps and plats. Related topics include land tenure, map resources, historical surveying equipment and practices, online resources, and using Google Earth. Much of the course is practicum-based using DeedMapper software.

Faculty includes:

  • Syndey Cruice
  • Kimberly Powell
  • Richard G. Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA
This is an advanced-level course. See the course description on the SLIG website for details about prerequisites and required equipment and software.

Metes & Bounds Land Platting is scheduled to meet online January 23–27, 2023. All SLIG 2023 courses will be offered virtually this year. (See you in person in Salt Lake City in 2024!)

See the SLIG Courses web page for more information, including updates.

SLIG 2023 registration opens Saturday, July 16, at 10:00 am MDT.

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