Posted by SURV1969 

It's been a number of times now that I have applied a "sizable" constant to agree with distances & acreages.

Usually the constant rings something somewhat realistic(like a 17' rod or a 16' rod) and the new number, applied to the deed calls begins to fit like a glove . . . sometimes on projects that encompass thousands of feet.  Of course, the acreage is then recalculated and agrees with actual.

Now I'm doing a job that should have about 229 acres and it actually contains about 247 acres.  This is a constant of about 1.08.  

I'm having a really tough time trying to figure what a 1.08 constant might mean.  The application of this constant just doesn't seem to fit anything that rings a bell to me.  NOTHING stands out.

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