LANDcalc

LANDcalc is a program for deed plotting. This program is very useful for Real Estate Lawyers. You can see your landsite become a visual presentation from the points you enter!

LANDcalc brings your legal descriptions to life. It plots as you enter or edit your metes and bounds data.

You can enter data in a variety of ways:
* draw with the mouse;
* import from another program;
* fill in a spreadsheet;
* enter a series of bearings and distances;
* enter curves in a dozen different ways.

Any closed path of lines and curves can be defined as a boundary, for which a name, description, area and perimeter can be shown. The values are recalculated automatically when you make a change.

You can select any path (whether or not it is defined as a boundary) and display metes and bounds information in another window. The error of closure, enclosed area, and other information will be listed in detail.

The data can be edited with either the mouse or the keyboard.

YOU control what information should be displayed. For lines, for instance, you can show:
* bearing
* distance
* line number
* name
* description
* other data

For curves you can show almost thirty different items. Point labels can include up to seven different items of information. You can rotate text to any angle; you can make line labels rotate with the lines automatically.

Basically, LANDcalc lets you do it YOUR way.

Whom is LANDcalc for?
LANDcalc is a time- and money-saving tool for anyone that deals with land calculations. Real estate lawyers, appraisers, and related professionals often have to check a deed description to make sure that it closes correctly, and to calculate the enclosed area.

What does LANDcalc do?
LANDcalc draws and calculates. You choose how to enter information about a piece of land; LANDcalc draws it as you go. Information is constantly displayed graphically as well as numerically.

A picture is worth a thousand square feet.
Most deed descriptions are given just in text form. Even if a sketch is given, you can't always trust that it is correct. LANDcalc will precisely draw the property, AND it will give exact values for area etc. (All numbers are stored and calculated to 15 decimal digit precision; you choose how many digits to display, and in which units.) If you find that the original description is wrong, LANDcalc can easily help you fix it. That can save headaches, and money.

Windows on your world
Four different windows can be open for each document: drawing; point list; traverse list; and metes and bounds.

Drawing window
This window always shows you a graphic representation of what you've described, along with flexible, moveable text labels. You can also draw directly into it, and change things around by using various tools, like in CAD programs.

Point list window
You can select any combination of points and have them listed here. YOU choose the headings; YOU choose the columns.

Traverse list window
This window shows traverse data in a spreadsheet format. You can edit the data directly inside it. This can be used for many deeds as well.

Metes & bounds window
Here's where you can have a text listing displayed. Select any boundary or path, and the program will list it in detail. Immediately. Yours to keep, if you want.

Create reports and documentation
You can create documentation and reports by combining the graphics and texts that are created by the program. Either print directly from LANDcalc, or copy the desired parts to other programs to put them all into one file. PICT and TEXT formats are used. You can export to word processors, spreadsheets, or graphic programs.

The price is nice too
The price: US$195 will allow you to work with up to 30 data points per document; for up to 300 points the cost is US$295. Air mail shipping: US$10 to U.S.; CDN$10 in Canada; US$15 elsewhere.

Demo version
A demo disk and manual costs US$20 (are only available by mail). Add US$5 for shipping outside of the U.S. and Canada.

Current version

1.17 (October 1993)

Free support

We give free support for the current versions of our software.

System requirements

Any Macintosh or Mac OS made in the past ten or fifteen years, though it requires Classic mode under Mac OS X.

Future plans include incorporation of LANDcalc features into Exterior3D. Exterior3D should be able to read data from LANDcalc files in the very near future.