Introduction to Parcel Drafter

Parcel Drafter can be used to enter metes-and-bounds descriptions and check for closure errors in order to verify survey information prior to submission.

It provides deed examiners up-to-date parcel information and a digital workflow for entering new metes-and-bounds land descriptions. This optimized approach helps organizations reduce the time required to process land description documents and share results between staff. Parcel Drafter is typically implemented by property appraisal departments, assessors, fiscal offices, and other local government agencies that want to improve their overall transaction time when a parcel related document is recorded.

The Parcel Drafter solution delivers a set of capabilities that help you capture parcel boundaries as documents are filed and can be integrated into a larger land records workflow that produces a complete inventory of tax parcels, subdivisions, lots, and related encumbrances.

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This ArcGIS Solution can be deployed in your ArcGIS organization.

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Parcel Drafter requires the following:

  • ArcGIS Online

Information products

Parcel Drafter includes the following information products:

ItemDescriptionMinimum user type

Parcel Drafter

An ArcGIS Web AppBuilder app used by mapping technicians to enter metes-and-bounds descriptions and check for closure errors


When you deploy this solution in your ArcGIS organization, you also get an ArcGIS Solution item that organizes the key information products and summarizes all the ArcGIS items (applications, forms, projects, maps, feature layers, feature layer views, and so on) included with the solution. The ArcGIS Solution item also illustrates any dependencies items have on each other.

Release notes

The following are the release notes:



  • First release of Parcel Drafter