X-huntPosted by MightyMoe on May 21, 2019 at 5:00 pm
From the it’s time to delete browsing history comes this ad that keeps popping up on my screen.
I can only imagine how much trouble you could get into using this app, we recently finished a state parcel boundary; if you use the online data and shoot an elk or deer, it could get you in jail for trespass.
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- MemberMay 21, 2019 at 5:12 pm
I use it all the time, it is mostly parish/county assessor GIS information. It is full of errors but i have found a few corners using the app. In Louisiana it shows large portions of land being state owned. But the state just has a fractional ownership from some donation to charity Hospital or Universities. Most of the parish officials I talked with will correct the information if you can supply the title information. I doubt Xhunt gets updates from the parish or wherever they purchased the information from.
- MemberMay 21, 2019 at 5:16 pm
I use an online map on my cell, I haven’t found any corners using it, but it can help to navigate around. As for the property/section lines, they can be very far off, but I’m mostly in original corner areas when surveying sections.
- MemberMay 21, 2019 at 7:25 pm
I have the Texas portion of ON X HUNT and have found it very useful.
Not 100% accurate in all places as it does have holes in the map.
It is very good when on the ground and needing to contact neighbors about access and knowing who to talk to.
I forget the name of a competing app that will actually give the recording information of the property and yeah, it costs 10 times what this one costs.
When you have narrowed down an area that you are going to be working, it has a save screen and info feature that allows you to use that map offline.
- MemberMay 21, 2019 at 7:47 pm
Apps like these are helping my bottom line lately. I get about a call a week where these apps show a property line thru a house or past the fence.
- MemberMay 21, 2019 at 7:56 pm
Yeah, we’ve gotten those calls too. The last weird one wasn’t a call but a landowner who I know that came to chat with me as I was marking line between him and his neighbor. He said some guys with the state had shown him the state land corner which was 900′ east of the old fence corner. They showed him using their GPS. Problem was the monument I set in 95 was at the old fence corner along with the marked section corner.
The landowner had a good chuckle about it. He said he never believed them.
- MemberMay 21, 2019 at 11:33 pm
I really like this app. I have used it to help friends figure out who owns specific properties. Homes all burnt in fires, and no one living there to actually ask.
But mostly it’s just for fun. I use it a lot when driving (my husband is driving). Driving wine country and realizing that vineyard after vineyard is owned by the same conglomerate, or driving the eastern Sierras (Sierra Nevada) and seeing LADWP come up as the property owner over vast stretches of 395. Or to decide if we’re in BLM land, public land, or private property.
The idea that GIS lines are not boundary lines is something only surveyors or those in this business know. Somehow many of you on this board expect the lay person to know this (or to not pull old monuments out). I knew none of this till I started studying in this field.
- MemberMay 22, 2019 at 2:05 am
Used it today for recon. Pretty accurate in my home county. One county away its off 100 to 200 ft. Its starting to replace my compass for recon.
- MemberMay 23, 2019 at 2:21 pm
Got a couple calls about X-Hunt surveyed lines last year. No follow up on one from me.
The other guy had bulldozed the trees for a new fence. He was only about 30 feet off.
I had an email conversation with X-hunt about it but really didn’t get any where. They “depend” on county data for the lines. My local county is worse than X-Hunt for printing goofy GIS maps. Yeah, has a disclaimer, doesn’t stop the idiots from doing stupid stuff.
To a certain degree might get surveyors more work. I still don’t like it, I never get a call until AFTER the damage is done.
Will government EVER step up and PAY for the data needed to make the GIS data good for boundaries?
For sort of know where you are and who owns the property, yeah, X-Hunt probably good. It should have a big flashing warning that the property lines in X-Hunt are not for surveying!
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