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MSHA Open-End Metes and Bounds Plats

Location: Statewide, Maryland Client: Maryland State Highway Administration

JMT performed field and office survey operations to support the generation of metes and bounds plats throughout Maryland.

JMT performed field and office survey operations to support the generation of metes and bounds plats throughout Maryland.  Services included deed and plat research, the preparation of property mosaics and work maps, re-establishing existing property, right-of-way and title lines, the generation of metes and bounds right-of-way plats, written deed descriptions for road transfers, conveyances, and right-of-way and easement acquisitions from railroads, public utilities and government institutions.

JMT has been performing metes and bounds plat preparation services for SHA since 1991, adhering to the specific standards established by the SHA. Plats are completed using Microstation using the exact line weights, colors, font and text sizes per SHA's CADD standards. The typical process involves SHA's need for property acquisition via metes and bounds plats for fee and easement areas. Once the specific task is established, JMT performs deed and plat research of the affected property owners and adjoiners.  Upon completion of the deed research, all parcels were plotted and the error of closure computed.  The parcels are pieced together to form a property mosaic in Microstation. Topography can be referenced in the drawing and street names and existing right-of-way are added.

Upon completion of the metes and bounds field surveys, all boundary lines and existing right-of-way are re-established according to existing right of way plats and found property monumentation, which can also include non-navigable stream boundary lines.  A metes and bounds worksheet of affected properties is generated in Microstation.  Information shown on plats includes fee areas, owner names, and station and offset information on property and right-of-way break points.

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