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Renewable Energy - Informed decisions & faster time to market with Landgrid Parcel Data

By Sahana Murthy on February 5, 2021 · Field Studies

(Photo by Tyler Casey on Unsplash)
There is a clean energy revolution happening across the globe right now, with Wind & Solar leading the bandwagon for a better, cleaner & a more sustainable future. Sustainable energy generates billions in economic value and is expected to continue growing at a rapid pace in the coming years.

More states and cities are expected to increase their decarbonization efforts and more companies are investing in green hydrogen production and storage products. 

What does this mean for businesses operating in renewable energy - more demand, quick data-driven decisions and faster time to market. Let Loveland be that data partner for you!

Informed decisions using high-quality, standardized parcel data:

  • Data driven site selection - Nationwide, standardized, accurate parcel boundaries, acreage, ownership, address (situs & mailing) and standardized land-use codes give you everything you need to make informed decisions faster. 
  • Nationwide standardized land-use codes to expedite your decisions - Parcel data is fundamental to decision making, no matter the size & scale of the project. As we say in Loveland technologies, we are all sitting, standing or walking on a parcel for most part of our day. That said, there is more to our parcel data than just parcel information, tax assessment data and shapes (boundaries). Combining standardized parcel data with nuanced & granular land use codes across the country is invaluable.
Let Loveland’s nationwide standardized land used code (Land Based Classification System - LBCS) attributes help you further in your site selection process.
Whether it is about understanding the activity of a parcel (Eg - Residential LBCS code - 1000, Industrial, manufacturing, and waste-related activities - 3000 etc) or to dig deep into the characteristics of the site itself using LBCS_Site (Site that is graded with no structures or active use or Developing site or Developed site with roads, train tracks, and other linear structures or Developed site with tanks, reservoirs, etc), we’ve got you covered.
(Pic - Recently released land along the US-Mexico Border Project using our LBCS codes) 
  • Universal key for disparate data sources - As fundamental as parcel data is, renewable energy companies will need several other data sources - water lines, geothermal, infrastructure, energy & power grids etc. Let us help you join disparate data sources with our parcel data using matched Placekeys.
Loveland Technologies is one of the founding partners of the Placekey Initiative- the universal location identifier for any physical place in the world. Loveland can append matched placekeys to our parcel data making it easy for you to join parcel information with other data sources. Essentially making the data ingestion & ETL process faster at your end.

Faster time to market with a singular turn key solution - Landgrid Parcel Data!

  1. Landgrid Parcel Data - Standardized nationwide data - ~150 M parcel boundaries with over 110 tax assessment & contextual derivative columns, available in multiple formats & delivered as bulk files for download and/or API to meet your every need.
  1. Landgrid Mapping Platform - Parcel data viewer loaded with parcel prospecting (surveying) capabilities through an parcels-on-the-go mobile app for an expedited, data-driven site selection process.
  1. Premium contextual columns Access our deeper, contextual derivative columns, which are part of our premium data tier:
  1. Buildings Footprints for your solar projects - Coming soon - Loveland will be able to provide >156 M building footprints matched against our parcel data in addition to our dataset for your solar projects. We are the one-stop shop for all things parcel & land data. :)

All this at an affordable price.

Like we said, ONE Turn-Key solution for your clean energy projects in 2021.

Email us today at parcels@landgrid.com to get a data sample!

Loveland CEO Letter: 8 Years in 70 Seconds + UP Winter Pics

By Sahana Murthy on January 21, 2021 · Announcements

Happy New Year, all.

Sharing a short video that visualizes 8 years of land data growth in 75 seconds; a reminder that it’s easy to reach out to the Loveland team any time, and, just because it’s the season, some winter pics from the snowy north.

Our co-founder and CTO, Larry Sheradon, recently blew my mind when he made this short time-lapse of our nationwide dataset growing by the day from 2013 through the present: https://youtu.be/rfgh7aqRx7I

Our whole job at Loveland is to make it easy for you to access and work with this land and property information. As a refresher, we can do that for you in a variety of complimentary ways:

We try to lay it all out neatly at landgrid.com, but with so many options and so much data, you can always reach us at team@landgrid.com to tell us what you’re looking for or trying to accomplish and we’ll get back to you within a day to help you find the right solution.

And while I’m here, since we’re smack dab in the middle of winter, I can’t not share some views of what it looks like in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula right now.

The Loveland team is spread out across the country, but this is the current view through the window of our home office in Calumet, where Mary and I have relocated full-time from Detroit since March, trading skyscrapers for frozen stalactites — a different, but equally inspiring view:

This is “pancake ice” on Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake on earth (well, largest by surface area — there’s a deeper one in Russia that’s smaller on the surface, but has more volume… I’ll still give it to Superior, though):

This is the glow of lights in town bouncing off low-flying lake effect clouds in a light snow on a cross-country ski trail:

This is new-fallen snow on a freshly groomed trail — getting outdoors and skiing has become my go-to way to unplug and recharge outdoors in winter:

This is an ice formation on a frozen, rocky beachscape — my rock picking is basically on pause until spring at this point, though I’ve got a couple of rock tumblers going around the clock in the garage: 

I’ve got too many of these pictures, so I’ll stop there, but the landscape is amazing, and land is more than data about land, so I wanted to share. Depending on where you are in the world, I hope you’re still finding joy in the seasons and the outdoors if you’re experiencing short, cold, gray days. Hang in there.

Watch out for more exciting product updates coming from the Loveland team this year. The products are already outstanding, but we’re not resting on our laurels. 

Stay safe, stay healthy, and stay connected to the land,

Happy Mapping!

Jerry Paffendorf



Jan 2021 - Parcel Data Update

By Sahana Murthy on January 15, 2021 · How-To

Dear Friends of Loveland Parcel Data and landgrid.com,

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

Key Data Stats:

  • Average parcel age - 205 days, up from 193 last month.
  • Average county age - 277 days, up from 254 last month.
  • Added 41,571 parcels and refreshed 82 counties since last month. 

In keeping with these stats, please take a moment to review our end of the year parcel data report from 2020 - This report shows all the key improvements we made to our data in 2020 - https://landgrid.com/reports/2020report 

USPS Vacancy, Residential indicators: Now updated monthly. Updated in December 2020, next update in January.

Coverage Report: 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 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:

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 December and live now:
( Asterisk * indicates newly added county)
Alabama - Jefferson

California - El Dorado

Georgia - Chatham, Cobb, DeKalb, Gwinnett

Indiana - Allen, Hamilton, Lake, Madison, Marion, St. Joseph, Vanderburgh

Kentucky - Oldham

Michigan - Branch, Menominee, Oakland

Minnesota - Mower

Missouri - Adair, Cole, Jackson, Madison, St. Louis City, Ste. Genevieve, Wayne

Northern Mariana Islands - Rota, Saipan, Tinian

North Carolina - Mecklenburg, Wake

Ohio - Pickaway

Oregon - Multnomah

Pennsylvania - Philadelphia

South Carolina - Abbeville, Aiken, Allendale, Anderson, Bamberg, Beaufort, Berkeley, Calhoun, Charleston, Cherokee, Chester, Chesterfield, Colleton, Darlington, Dillon, Dorchester, Edgefield, Fairfield, Florence, Georgetown, Greenville, Greenwood, Hampton, Horry, Jasper, Kershaw, Lancaster, Laurens, Lee, Lexington, Marion, Marlboro, McCormick, Newberry, Oconee, Orangeburg, Pickens, Richland, Saluda, Spartanburg, Sumter, Union, Williamsburg, York

Tennessee - Shelby

Texas - Tarrant

Virginia - Mecklenburg, Rockingham

Wisconsin - Milwaukee

In the current pipeline for updating in January 2021
West Virginia

North Carolina

In the pipeline for updating in February 2021

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


Loveland Data Team


2020 - EOY Parcel Data Report

By Sahana Murthy on December 15, 2020 · Announcements

The holiday season is upon us and we will soon be entering the new year! 

The Loveland team looked back at 2020 and all the improvements we have made this year to our parcel dataset and put those stats together into this nifty little report that we call the - "EOY - Parcel Data Report".


This report is a 1:1 comparison of our key parcel KPI's between Dec 2020 and Dec 2019.
And we couldn't be prouder of our team & product!

Here are a few snapshots from the report:


The report is a quick glimpse of an entire year's work focused on improving the quality, recency, coverage & completeness of our data.
We have come so far but we feel like we are only getting started.
Because we have even better things lined up for our product roadmap next year.

In the words of our CEO - Jerry Paffendorf:
"If you are a customer, thank you. And if you’re not yet, we’d like to hear from you."


While the report is absolutely amazing, nothing beats a good old fashioned banter between Loveland team members (Jerry Paffendorf & Sahana Murthy) discussing the year 2020, the challenges everyone in the world faced this year and the efforts we have made to improve our data & the exciting things we have in store on our 2021 roadmap.

So join them live today, Dec 16th at 3 PM ET / 12 PM PT on "The Talking Grid ", our video webinars.
Register here to save your spot - https://www.crowdcast.io/e/2020---wrap-up--eoy 


That's a wrap on 2020 from the Loveland Team! 
Oh we mean we won't be spamming you until next year. :)
But we are here and available if you need us or our parcel data the rest of the year and first thing next year as well. Just holler at parcels@landgrid.com.

On behalf of the entire Loveland Team, we wish you all a very happy, safe & healthy holidays! 

Happy Mapping!

Team Loveland