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Celebrating the People of Landgrid!

By Sahana Murthy on September 8, 2020 · Announcements

It’s the end of yet another summer, although this one was the most unique - encumbered with a global pandemic, wildfires, hurricane Laura & much more! 
So here's a quick update from the Loveland team!

While our team is cracking down on product updates & launches, we want to use this month’s update to celebrate some of our customers & their stories through our “People of Landgrid” page!

Have you checked out these stories yet - https://landgrid.com/pages/people-of-landgrid 

If not, here’s a quick recap of some of our recent ones:


1. Kelli Chavez - Assistant Director, Office of Civic Engagement, University of Chicago

“I became passionate about addressing systemic racism and poverty in college. The Loveland team has been very helpful in making our project happen. They have been creative, thoughtful partners that have helped bring to life our community partners' vision for their website."


https://landgrid.com/pages/kelli-chavez



2. Daron Sneed - CEO, Dynamic Weather Solutions, Inc

“Our data helps construction folks market to areas with potential work and the data also helps insurance carriers confirm activity as they process claims for roof damages etc. & we rely on Landgrid for the data about customers’ homes."


https://landgrid.com/pages/daron-sneed

3. Anne Wistow & Stephanie Shackelford - VP of Projects & Planning and Projects Manager at the Lucas County Land Bank

“Our mission is to strengthen neighborhoods and preserve property values & we are committed to creating fair access to opportunity and data for every member of our community.”

https://landgrid.com/pages/anne-wistow-and-stephanie-shackelford



We’d love to cover more such stories. Please reach out to us at team@landgrid.com if you are interested in telling us YOUR story!

That’s the update for now.
Stay tuned with us for announcements on the following coming soon:

  1. SaaS API subscriptions
  2. Loveland Mobile App - Relaunch
  3. Placekey Launch in collaboration with our partners at Safegraph

& a bunch more….

Until then, continue to be safe & well. We will meet you in the month of Halloween!

As always, feel free to reach back to us at team@landgrid.com!

Team Landgrid

August Parcel Data Update

By Sahana Murthy on August 10, 2020 · How-To

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.

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 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:
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 July and live now:
( Asterisk * indicates newly added county)
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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
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Michigan - Balance of state
New York - Balance of state


In the pipeline for updating in September
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California
Illinois

Tennessee

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!

Happy Mapping!

 

 

Statewide Georgia Data & Upcoming Product Launches

By Sahana Murthy on August 5, 2020 · Announcements

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. :)
Digging in:


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 parcels@landgrid.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 Prejudicean 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 team@landgrid.com for all parcel data & mapping information. Or to just say “hi” :)


Happy Mapping!

Team Loveland

http://landgrid.com

team@landgrid.com

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The New Landgrid Tileserver, API limits and Much More!

By Sahana Murthy on July 9, 2020 · Announcements

 

Hope you all had a nice, long 4th of July weekend.
We are back with some updates for you on this hot summer day! 
 

1. Launching the Landgrid Tileserver: Make beautiful maps with our raster & vector tiles. 

Use our raster (PNG) and vector (MVT) tiles to show parcel boundaries on your Leaflet, Mapbox, or ESRI baselayer. Our tiles come with parcel polygons and the identifiers you need to look up additional details with our search API.

This is the same service we use across our platform and mobile apps, ready for use at scale in your tools. We keep it up-to-date with the latest parcel updates so your clients always see the freshest data.
If you are interested in using our Tileserver, please email us at parcels@landgrid.com and we can set you up in no time.

You can learn about the pricing tiers and limits for our tileserver here -


https://landgrid.com/tiles

We will soon make this a self-serve subscription so you pick & choose the tier you want and sign up for it and get instant access to our tiles. 




2. API usage limits:
We are introducing new limits on the API tiers, based more on the output than number of requests. We didn’t want to limit API calls or requests for our customers. However, we do have generous output limits now in place for the three API tiers as shown below. 

https://landgrid.com/parcel-api



3. Updated Parcels page:
We recently gave our parcel bulk data page a little spruce up. It was due for an update. You know why??? Because our parcel data has gotten bigger, better, and robust in the past year as you may have noticed from our monthly data stats and updates. :) 

Check it out - https://landgrid.com/parcels


We want to showcase more of our customers on this page. Let us know if you are interested in telling your Landgrid data story by emailing us at team@landgrid.com.
We want to celebrate your work , product & project.



4. Podcasts and webcasts:

If you have been following us and our content, then you probably know that we have been pretty busy making interesting videos, webcasts and featured podcasts. Here’s the list of some of our most recent podcasts:

1. Polygons of Ownership - The Mapscaping Podcast
Mapscaping recently featured our CEO - Jerry Paffendorf on their podcast where they discussed parcel data and how our land is divided and sub-divided into polygons. 

Catch the full podcast and interview here - https://mapscaping.com/blogs/the-mapscaping-podcast/polygons-of-ownership

Android - https://buff.ly/2O3kuH5
Apple: https://buff.ly/2X6nMNW
Spotify: https://buff.ly/2X7Ym2k



2. The Talking Grid with Pivvot - Location with Context

We recently hosted the the amazing team of Pivvot on our webcast. Catch this fun conversation about Pivvot, data, data trends & COVID on our Youtube channel and website.


That was the July update folks. 
Exciting things are coming soon this quarter, so stay tuned with us.

As always, please feel free to email us at team@landgrid.com if you have any questions or would like to discuss an idea with us. We are always available to chat. 
Until next time, have a wonderful rest of your July.  
 

Happy Mapping!