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Dec 2020 - US-Mexico Border Map Project

By Sahana Murthy on December 10, 2020 · Announcements

And just like that, we are in December! So much has happened this year, one email won’t be sufficient to summarize all of that. 

To help with the summary, we are putting together an end of the year report on our parcel data, which we will share just before the holidays.

That said, this December update is super special, because it is purely focused on a special project that the Loveland team worked on and put together recently to wrap up the year.

US-Mexico Border Map Project

Our team here at Loveland has been curious to take a deeper look at land along the US-Mexico border for a while, and this month we decided to make public an interactive map with an accompanying report!

The US-Mexico border is the subject of, shall we say, “vigorous debate” politically - but although much ink has been spilled, our team felt like there has been little said about the current state of the land which lies along its 2,000 miles. This is our attempt to look at the facts on the ground, by applying our parcel data to the task.






The US/Mexico border spans about 2,000 miles, four states and an incredibly diverse array of biomes ranging from major urban areas to swaths of desert. In recent years, the border (and immigration more broadly) has become a political flashpoint. 

Here at Loveland, we realized that our nationwide parcel data was perfect to answer some basic questions that we hadn't heard much about in the media coverage.
Specifically:
1) Who actually owns border parcels where the wall is being proposed?
2) What does current land use look like along the border?


Our team dug deeper into the data and the above questions through this project. 

Read the entire report here -



Along with improving the overall coverage, recency and quality of our parcel data, this year our data team has been working tirelessly in creating nationwide standardized land-use codes using the “Land Based Classification System” LBCS guidelines by APA.

These same codes were applied to the land parcels along the border for a deeper analysis into the significance & ownership of these properties.

This is just one example of the kind of analyses that one can do with data as fundamental as parcel information, coupled with USPS vacancy & nationwide land-use code classification. 



If this data is of interest to you or if you’d like to build cool interactive maps like the one shown above, please reach out to us at team@landgrid.com

Also, please don't hesitate to email us if you have any questions/feedback on the border map project. 

That’s the December update for you.

Watch out for our EOY Parcel Data Report -  key improvements & enhancements made to our data through the course of this year!

Until next time, have a wonderful rest of your December.  As always, feel free to reach back to us at team@landgrid.com!


Happy Mapping!

Team Loveland

 

December 2020 - Parcel Data Update

By Sahana Murthy on December 9, 2020 · Announcements

Dear Friends of Loveland Parcel Data and landgrid.com,

A summary of updates in November of 2020 and the upcoming pipeline is below. 

Key Data Stats:

  • Average parcel age - 193 days, down from 207 last month
  • Average county age - 254 days, up from 248 last month
  • Added 175,978 parcels and refreshed 202 counties since last month.


Loveland Parcel Schema UPDATED - Cropland Data Layer attributes HAVE BEEN ADDED to the schema for this month's export. We also added in an additional mailing address related field, 'mail_country'. We will populate these attributes in Q1 of 2021.

USPS vacancy, residential indicators: Now updated monthly. Updated in November 2020, next update in December.

Coverage Report: Updated for this month and available here:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1q0PZB72nO8935EMGmsh3864VjEAMUE-pdHcPkoAiS5c/

For all full dataset customers, the updated data is available for download to bulk data clients in these formats: GeoPKG .gpkg (suggested), GeoJSON, Shapefile, and Postgres SQL files.  In addition, this data has been updated on the landgrid.com website.

If your organization uses a custom export we are updating your data at the moment and if you don’t see the latest updates, please drop us a line.

A Data Dictionary for the Loveland Standard Schema is always available here:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/14RcBKyiEGa7q-SR0rFnDHVcovb9uegPJ3sfb3WlNPc0/

A machine-readable version of this list is included in the `verse` table available in all the formats above as well as CSV format for use in spreadsheets. To find the latest updates in verse, sort by 'last_refresh' and use the 'filename_stem' column to identify the file.

Data refreshed or added from the county in November and live now:
( Asterisk * indicates newly added county)
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Alabama - Bullock
Colorado -  Adams, Alamosa, Arapahoe, Archuleta, Boulder, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Conejos, Costilla, Delta, Denver, Douglas, Eagle, El Paso, Fremont, Garfield, Gilpin, Grand, Gunnison, Huerfano, Jefferson, La Plata, Lake, Larimer, Las Animas, Logan, Mesa, Mineral, Moffat, Montezuma, Montrose, Morgan, Otero, Ouray, Park, Pitkin, Pueblo, Rio Blanco, Routt, Saguache, San Juan, San Miguel, Sedgwick, Summit, Weld, Yuma
Florida - Alachua, Baker, Bay, Bradford, Brevard, Broward, Calhoun, Charlotte, Citrus, Clay, Collier, Columbia, DeSoto, Dixie, Duval, Escambia, Flagler, Franklin, Gadsden, Gilchrist, Glades, Gulf, Hamilton, Hardee, Hendry, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Holmes, Indian River, Jackson, Jefferson, Lafayette, Lake, Lee, Leon, Levy, Liberty, Madison, Manatee, Marion, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Nassau, Okaloosa, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Putnam, Santa Rosa, Sarasota, Seminole, St. Johns, St. Lucie, Sumter, Suwannee, Taylor, Union, Volusia, Wakulla, Walton, Washington
Georgia - McDuffie
Kansas - Johnson
Michigan - Bay, Clinton, Gladwin, Monroe, St. Joseph
Mississippi - Harrison
New Jersey - Cape May, Hudson
New York - Erie
Ohio - Allen, Ashland, Ashtabula, Athens, Auglaize, Belmont, Brown, Butler, Carroll, Champaign, Clark, Clermont, Clinton, Columbiana, Coshocton, Cuyahoga, Defiance, Delaware, Erie, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Fulton, Gallia, Geauga, Greene, Guernsey, Hamilton, Hancock, Hardin, Harrison, Henry, Hocking, Holmes, Jefferson, Knox, Lake, Lawrence, Licking, Logan, Lorain, Madison, Mahoning, Marion, Medina, Mercer, Miami, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Morrow, Muskingum, Ottawa, Paulding, Perry, Pike, Portage, Preble, Putnam, Richland, Sandusky, Scioto, Seneca, Shelby, Stark, Summit, Tuscarawas, Union, Van Wert, Warren, Wayne, Wood, Wyandot
Oregon - Douglass
Tennessee - Shelby
Virginia - Culpeper

In the current pipeline for updating in December 2020
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South Carolina

In the pipeline for updating in January 2021
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Alaska
Hawaii
Washington


Based on feedback and county challenges, pipeline planning is always subject to change. As always, please contact us if you have any questions about accessing or using the data, you find issues with any of our data, or you have any comments or questions about our data in specific areas or states. We also love to hear from you about which counties or regions you’d like to see us update next, as it helps inform our planning process.


Thank you for being a part of Loveland!

Happy Mapping!

Blake Girardot

blake@landgrid.com

Loveland Data Team

313-649-LAND

Annual API & Tileserver Packages - Limited-Time Offer ONLY!

By Sahana Murthy on November 19, 2020 · Announcements

We have some new exciting, end of the year offers for you - Ending Feb 2021!

You may have heard about our recently launched Self-Serve API & Tiles packages with monthly plans. If not, you can find them right here -

https://landgrid.com/parcel-api

https://landgrid.com/tiles 

https://landgrid.com/combo

These work great for app & map developers who are looking at low to medium usage.

However, we understand that for many of your use-cases & requirements, a higher volume of usage & API requests are necessary.

 

Introducing Annual $12K API + Tiles Licenses:

We've always had flexible annual enterprise scale API & tiles packages but we are simplifying those further in a limited time - 3 month offer ending on 02/28/2021!

Below is the simplified pricing that we call the lucky 12 structure:

The Standard Bundle - Parcel API + Tiles (Vector & Rastor): 

Annual license - $12K per year, with 120,000 parcel records + 12 M tiles per year. 

- includes all of our standardized parcel attributes - https://support.landgrid.com/articles/schema 

 

The Premium Bundle - Parcel API + Tiles (Vector & Rastor) :

Annual license - $18K per year, with 120,000 parcel records + 12 M tiles per year. 

- includes our premium fields of USPS vacancy & residential indicators, building footprints sq footage and buildings count per parcel & all of Land-Based Classification System (LBCS) land-use fields.

Doesn't get better than this.

1 package that comes loaded with both tiles & parcel records for just $12,000 USD!!!

 

How to get started?

Email us at parcels@landgrid.com if you are interested to discuss this further. 

Our bulk data & API prices may go up next year. So reach out today to try the API & lock in these prices.

"I might have a higher usage requirement than this" you say!

No worries. Reach out to us anyway at parcels@landgrid.com & we will get you a customizable package that better fits your needs. We have you covered!

Want bulk data & API - No problem there as well. Here's more information on both our bulk data & API offerings:

https://landgrid.com/parcels

https://landgrid.com/parcel-api

Don't wait up. Let us know what you need and we will get you a trial API token for testing right away. Or get a bulk data sample to test both or either - parcels@landgrid.com

 

Happy Mapping!

Loveland Technologies LLC

 

Happy November - Hiring & Product Updates

By Sahana Murthy on November 11, 2020 · Announcements

We have a few new updates for you this November.


Loveland is hiring an additional full stack Ruby & React developer to join our engineering team, as well as more part-time parcel prospectors to help grow our data further. See the job descriptions below and send us your resumé if interested.

We've completed work on a fascinating land and ownership assessment along the US-Mexico border.  And a couple of other goodies. Read on for more.

If you’re considering a Loveland nationwide data license or renewing your license early next year, reach out now to lock in 2020 prices: parcels@landgrid.com


Now without further ado, the November updates: 

1. Self-serve API & Tileserver Subs
Last month, we launched our parcel API & Tileserver as self-serve SaaS options. If you haven’t checked it out, already, we urge you to do it soon.

If you are a developer who wants to see our parcels & tiles (Vector & Rastor) flowing into your own creations, then our self-serve subs would be a great fit.

They come built-in with 1-week’s free trial. You won’t be charged until after the trial, and if you don't find the API useful, you can cancel before the trial expires and you won’t be charged for it.



2. Android Update coming soon - Landgrid Mobile App

Last month, we released a significant iOS app update that allows our users to signup for Landgrid Pro and use many of our amazing Pro features in the app.

Easy property lookup, easy picture and note taking, easy toggling of building footprints and data layers, and full integration with your Landgrid Pro accounts.

For our Android customers, the wait is almost over. This same update is on it’s way for Android. Please be on the lookout for an announcement from us this month on our social media handles for this update!

You can read more about the app & the new improvements here.

     
 
3. Placekey - Unlock location data with a universal identifier for any physical location!

Last month, we collaborated with our partners at Safegraph in creating & launching Placekey - https://www.placekey.io/

We were excited and thrilled to have been able to provide our data & addresses in the making of Placekey. We are now working on integrating and matching Placekeys with our parcel data. 

If you are interested in this, please email us at parcels@landgrid.com and we will get in touch with you.

4. Parcels along the US-Mexico Border Project 
Our incredible data team has been putting together a project or should we say an analysis of properties along the US-Mexico border and assessing that against our nationwide land-based classification system - LBCS.
It’s not officially done yet but we will have an interactive map & a report soon on properties along the wall & border. 

Here are a few teaser images of what you can expect from this report:






5. Loveland’s Hiring! 
Loveland’s hiring again and we have 2 new exciting positions open right now:

Full Stack Developer - Ruby + React (Full-time, remote)
Job description - https://landgrid.com/blog/softwaredeveloper


Part-Time Parcel Prospector 

Job description - https://landgrid.com/blog/prospector-role 

If you are interested in any of the above 2 positions, please send a resume and a brief cover letter explaining why this is a good position for you to sahana@landgrid.com
If you have one, please include a link to your Github account or a portfolio.

That’s the November update. Please keep an eye out for announcements from us on our blog & social handles on the updates mentioned above.

We will see you next in the last month of the year!