I have a surveyor's map of a property. Never having been trained on
these things, I am having trouble understanding the notations. The
property is irregularly shaped with many angles around the perimeter.
For example, there is a point marked as 109 that corresponds to a
known stake. From there, a line is drawn to the next point (110). The
line is labelled N. 43^ 31' 00" W. 86.66' (The ^ character is
actually a degree symbol).
The 86.66' seems correct for the distance to point 110. The rest seems
to be specifying an angle, but how? Relative to North? Relative to
the previous segment? I can't come up with anything that makes sense
to me. The line is actually aiming roughly 110 degrees from true
north (ie, ESE). All of the lines have that same format - an N or S
followed by a degrees/minutes/seconds value followed by an E or W and
then a distance in feet. Is there someone on this group who is
familiar with this type of notation who can give me a hint?