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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!

 

New: Self-Serve Parcel API & Tileserver Subscriptions

By Sahana Murthy on October 20, 2020 · Announcements

 

This Halloween, the Loveland team has nothing scary or spooky for you. Just more easily accessible product updates.

This one is for the app developers out there who want to see our parcels flowing into your own creations: introducing our new Self-Serve API and Tiles.

You all know that we’ve had the API and Tileserver options for a while now. So what’s new, you ask? What’s new are the SELF-SERVE SaaS subs launching today. Signup by clicking on one of the options below: 

No more delays. You can come signup, get a week’s trial before paying and be on your way to using either our parcel API or our tiles or both, without going through the sales cycle back & forth.
We understand that you need a faster time to market solution to evaluate & integrate into your app right away as well. 

So, visit either our API page or Tileserver page or the API + Tiles Bundle page and you can sign-up for the Saas subs right there!

How does this work?

Simple 3-step process:

Step-1 - Select the right tier and solution for your requirements. Please be sure to review the price &  read through the Loveland parcel schema, Coverage Report and Documentation to make sure you are getting the right set of attributes & solutions.

Step-2 - Sign-up for the solution and tier that makes most sense to your use case from our Parcel API, Tileserver and/or Bundle page. 

Step-3 - Try for free for 1 week before paying - We know that you wouldn’t want to buy it without trying it. Which is why we have a check-box during signup to select a 1 week trial. Because this is self-serve, you will need to enter your credit card information during sign-up however, if you don’t like our API or tiles during the trial period, you can cancel it anytime in those 7 days and your card won’t be charged. If you like the product & don’t cancel, then billing automatically starts after day 7 and renews on a monthly basis.  If you don’t select the trial, then billing starts immediately.

3 easy peezy steps and your development team is all set.

Hybrid Pricing: 

Our easy, scalable and affordable monthly plans allow you to sign up, test for free for a week and then use our service for the way you want to. We have designed a hybrid model with a fixed base price that allows you to use the service up to the limit specified. Any usage on top of the limit is subject to our affordable overage/per record pricing. So our subscriptions scale with you & your products.

Upgrades or changes to your sub:
Say a week or a month into your account, you realize you’d like to upgrade to either the premium tier or to the bundle, then let us know by emailing at parcels@landgrid.com. Instead of creating a new or duplicate account, the Landgrid support team will make the changes for your existing account. 

Help & Documentation:
Once you sign up, your API dashboard comes equipped with all the necessary documentation and the token you need to get started. These are meant to be self-serve subs to get you what you need faster. That said, if you have any questions or need help with using the API, feel free to email us at help@landgrid.com.

Enterprise scale subs:
If you are looking for flexible API subscriptions for annual contracts or subs that account for high usage without the per record pricing, we’ve got you covered there as well. Please reach out to us at parcels@landgrid.com and our sales team will get in touch with you as soon as possible and get you the subscription you need.

Well, that’s our big API update for you this month. 

We have made it even easier for you to use our parcel API and/or our vector & raster tiles. Please sign up today and give us your feedback.
See you all in November.

Happy Mapping!