By Sahana Murthy
on August 10, 2020
Dear Friends of Loveland Parcel Data and landgrid.com,
A lot of important information in this one!
A summary of updates in July of 2020 and the upcoming pipeline is below.
Key Data Stats:
- Total parcel age down by 3.5% from last month
- Average parcel age - 196 days, down from 205 last month
- Average county age - 215 days, down from 239 last month
- ~903K new parcels, 71 new counties added & 146 counties refreshed since last month
Land Based Classification System (LBCS) Use Codes update:
We now have over 70% of our parcels with an LBCS code.
Readable LBCS code descriptions - new columns:
Added the description for each code to every parcel.
Shapefile Important Information:
Starting this month we have made the following changes to help flag the counties whose data exceeds the 2GB soft limit. Please double check how you are handling these files.
Duplicate Parcel Records:
We are in the process of identifying and removing about 218,000 truly duplicated parcel records across our dataset. Many counties 'stack' parcels to record multiple owners or multiple units, natural resource rights, etc. These situations are expected and they are still considered good data. As a result, these stacked parcels are not affected.
However, we have found a number of parcel records that are actual duplicates, with nothing unique or different between them in any way aside from the 'll_uuid' we assigned each duplicate record.
We will be removing those in August and exporting the corrected counties (918) in September. About 40 counties account for most of the duplicates, and 800 had less than 1% affected parcels.
We are not sure what caused the issue, but we will put monitoring in place to determine if these are duplicates in the sources or something else is happening to cause them.
USPS Vacancy, Residential indicators:
Now updated monthly. Updated in July 2020, next update in August.
Updated for this month and available here:
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 landrid.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:
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 July and live now:
( Asterisk * indicates newly added county)
Alabama - Houston
Arizona- Apache, Cochise, Coconino, Gila, Graham, Greenlee, La Paz, Maricopa, Mohave, Navajo, Pima, Pinal, Santa Cruz, Yavapai, Yuma
California - Glenn, Mendocino, San Benito, San Francisco
District of Columbia - Washington
Georgia (55 new counties) - Appling*, Baker*, Banks*, Barrow*, Bleckley*, Butts*, Calhoun*, Candler*, Catoosa*, Chattahoochee*, Chattooga*, Clay*, Clinch*, Colquitt*, Decatur*, Dodge*, Dooly*, Early*, Elbert*, Emanuel*, Franklin*, Glascock*, Hancock*, Harris*, Hart*, Heard*, Jasper*, Jefferson*, Jenkins*, Johnson*, Lamar*, Lanier*, Madison*, Marion*, Meriwether*, Miller*, Montgomery*, Morgan*, Oconee*, Peach*, Pickens*, Pike*, Quitman*, Rabun*, Schley*, Spalding*, Stewart*, Taliaferro*, Tattnall*, Terrell*, Toombs*, Towns*, Treutlen*, Twiggs*, Upson*, Walker*, Walton*, Warren*, Wayne*, Webster*, Wheeler*, Wilkinson*, Worth*, Baldwin, Ben Hill, Brantley, Dade, Evans, Gilmer, Grady, Greene, Laurens, Lee, Lincoln, Long, Lumpkin, Mitchell, Pulaski, Randolph, Rockdale, Seminole, Stephens, Talbot, Taylor, Ware, White, Whitfield
Illinois - Adams, Crawford, DeKalb, Effingham*, Hancock, Lee, Menard, Pike, Sangamon, Tazewell, Whiteside
Indiana - Grant, Porter
Louisiana - Ouachita
Massachusetts - Barnstable, Berkshire, Bristol, Dukes, Essex, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, Middlesex, Nantucket, Norfolk, Plymouth, Suffolk, Worcester
Michigan - Allegan, Arenac, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Eaton, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Ingham, Ionia, Iron, Jackson, Kent, Lapeer, Leelanau, Lenawee, Marquette, Midland, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, Ottawa, Roscommon, Saginaw, St. Clair, Tuscola, Washtenaw
Missouri - Andrew, Atchison, Bates, Benton, Buchanan, Camden, Christian, Cooper, Dallas, Douglas*, Franklin*, Henry, Holt, Laclede*, Lafayette, Lawrence, Lincoln, Linn, Macon*, Miller, Moniteau, Morgan, Phelps, Ralls, Ray, Vernon, Warren
North Dakota - Billings, Bottineau, Bowman*, Burke, Burleigh, Cass, Cavalier, Divide, Dunn, Emmons, Foster*, Golden Valley, Grant, Hettinger, LaMoure, McHenry, McKenzie, McLean, Morton, Mountrail, Nelson*, Pembina, Renville*, Richland, Rolette, Sargent*, Sheridan*, Sioux, Stark, Steele, Traill, Walsh, Ward, Williams
Nebraska - Arthur, Box Butte
New York - Cortland, Genesee, Madison*, Tioga
Oklahoma - Pottawatomie*
Oregon - Columbia, Umatilla
Pennsylvania - Indiana*, Union, Venango*
South Dakota - Aurora, Beadle, Bennett, Bon Homme, Buffalo, Campbell, Clark, Codington, Custer, Davison, Day, Deuel, Douglas, Edmunds, Fall River, Faulk, Grant, Gregory, Hamlin, Hanson, Hutchinson, Jackson, Jerauld, Jones, Kingsbury, Lake, Lawrence, Lincoln, Lyman, Marshall, McPherson, Meade, Mellette, Miner, Minnehaha, Moody, Oglala Lakota, Pennington, Roberts, Sanborn, Tripp, Union, Yankton
Tennessee - Shelby
Texas - Ochiltree
Wisconsin - Adams, Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Brown, Buffalo, Burnett, Calumet, Chippewa, Clark, Columbia, Crawford, Dane, Dodge, Door, Douglas, Dunn, Eau Claire, Florence, Fond du Lac, Forest, Grant, Green, Green Lake, Iowa, Iron, Jackson, Jefferson, Juneau, Kenosha, Kewaunee, La Crosse, Lafayette, Langlade, Lincoln, Manitowoc, Marathon, Marinette, Marquette, Menominee, Milwaukee, Monroe, Oconto, Oneida, Outagamie, Ozaukee, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, Portage, Price, Racine, Richland, Rock, Rusk, Sauk, Sawyer, Shawano, Sheboygan, St. Croix, Taylor, Trempealeau, Vernon, Vilas, Walworth, Washburn, Washington, Waukesha, Waupaca, Waushara, Winnebago, Wood
In the current pipeline for updating in August 2020
Michigan - Balance of state
New York - Balance of state
In the pipeline for updating in September
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, if 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!
By Sahana Murthy
on August 5, 2020
We are gearing up for a few product announcements coming up later in August and September.
So we are going to keep our August update fairly short. :)
1. Statewide Georgia Data:
We are happy to announce that we now have parcel data for all of Georgia state. If you are looking for statewide GA, please reach out to us at email@example.com. While we had some of GA until now, being able to add the rest of the state has surely been a major milestone for us.
If you are looking for individual counties in GA, then the Landgrid data store would be the place to do to for instant downloads of county data in the format of you choice - https://landgrid.com/store/us/ga
It wasn't just GA that we updated, we recently improved and increased our coverage in MI, ND and are soon looking to add the missing counties in OK as well.
We are working our way towards reaching complete nationwide data coverage, hopefully by the end of 2020. :)
2. Upcoming Product Announcements:
Landgrid Data API & Tileserver - Self-serve SaaS subscriptions
We recently launched our raster & vector Tileserver as its own stand alone product. Thank you to those who reached out asking for more information on it. We are currently working on making our API & Tileserver subscriptions entirely self-serve like our other SaaS subs - the Data Store and the Landgrid Pro & Team subs. Soon you will be able to pick and choose the API subscription tier that suits your needs best and be on your way to using our API and/or tiles instantly, without any delays.
Stay tuned, the launch is coming soon.
Landgrid Pro & Bookmarking on the Landgrid mobile App
We are bulking up our Landgrid mobile app with a comprehensive set of new features.
Soon, you will be able to sign up and use Landgrid Pro straight out of the app and use the same login for the web version as well. Not just that, we are bringing some of our most killer features, including bookmarking properties to the mobile app.
So you will not only be able to look up properties on the go, but you will be able to bookmark them, add notes to your favorite properties and even take pics of properties that are of most interest to you on the app.
The list doesn’t just stop there. You will soon be able to manage & work on surveys straight out of the app too, along with enjoying some of our pro map layers like buildings footprints & more.
Phew--- Now that’s a big product update! So, stay tuned, the launch is coming soon.
3. Upcoming Webcast:
We have an amazing webcast coming up this Friday, August 7th at 3 PM with Kevin Ehrman-Solberg from Mapping Prejudice, an organization that has been doing amazing work mapping racial covenants (restrictions written into deeds that barred non-whites from purchasing the property) and their impacts in Minneapolis and beyond.
Join us live as we sit down to chat with Kevin about racial covenants, data & how crowdsourcing has been critical to gathering this data. We're big fans of Mapping Prejudice here at Loveland, and we encourage all of you to join in and participate.
Register at this link to save your spot for the webinar - https://www.crowdcast.io/e/a-chat-with-mapping
In addition to talking about Mapping Prejudice's innovative work crowdsourcing data on racial covenants in Minneapolis, we'll discuss how data has historically been used both as a vehicle for and an ally against racism over time, what currently available data indicates about the state of the nation, as well as what the future may hold.
That’s it from us for now. Please be on the lookout for some launch emails & communications from us.
Until then, enjoy the rest of your summer.
Please stay safe & well and as always, feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org for all parcel data & mapping information. Or to just say “hi” :)