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  • #31
    I think I would go into the DNR office and ask to speak to someone who is good with maps and GIS. They should be able to give you some GPS coordinates. Although the GPS coordinates probably won't be exactly the same as what's on the ground. Once you get your rough coordinates, go out there and search for the post in the ground. Be sure numbers on the posts match the actual numbers off your plat map. Once you find one post you should be good to go because as others have said, you can use compass bearings and a tape measure to find the others.

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    • #32
      If you are technically inclined, you can access state surveys on the DNR web site for the Alaska Mapper: http://dnr.alaska.gov/mapper/litecon...=view&view=map It can appear overwhelming, but the thing to do is to turn off all the layers you aren't interested in. You can zoom in to your area of interest and turn on the Survey Boundary layer. Only state surveys show up on the DNR site, a federal survey for a homestead won't be on there. You can zoom in to a lot corner and the mouse cursor will show coordinates down to four decimal places. You can then navigate to those coordinates using your GPS device.

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      • #33
        If you are going to rent a metal detector, go to Surveyor's Exchange in Anchorage and rent one designed to find steel and iron. They will pick up rebar from several feet away. Your normal metal detector for precious metals is difficult to use for this task. Don't forget to set the declination on your compass or you won't get anywhere close.
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        • #34
          Google "Alaska Mapper." http://dnr.alaska.gov/mapper/control...F59B.tomcat-91

          Use the advanced version, which has more tools. You can find your lot, and magnify the image, then roll your curser over the corner. In the top right corner are lat/long in one of three different formats. Plug the numbers into your GPS, and you'll get close enough to start cutting grass and hoping to see a 40 year old pink ribbon

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