The Loveland Blog
By Jerry Paffendorf on February 20, 2019
We're so excited about the reaction to the new landgrid.com site. One of the benefits is that it's much easier for us to provide more account features to meet your needs.
Here's a short list of what's new in February for our different user and customer levels:
Pro Account Updates
• Pro accounts will now find they can use a distance and area measuring tool under the Draw tool.
Soon you will also find an easy way to export your maps as images with a title and legend so you can drop it right into a report, presentation, or webpage with no hassle. New map layers are also on their way.
If you don't have a Pro account, signup for only $10/month or $100/year at landgrid.com/plans.
Enterprise Account Updates
• Enterprise accounts now include us importing your data into your account for you, as well as providing you with an account manager. There's a brand new Enterprise brochure page at landgrid.com/enterprise.
If your organization wants to see and manage its property information in an easier way, this is for you. Enterprise accounts are $10,000/year and we have room to add about 10 more this year. Claim your spot.
• In addition to our nationwide parcel licenses we are now offering raw data for individual counties for only $200, and we'll coach you on getting it into the right format for your needs.
If you only need a handful of counties for your app and are having trouble working with the source data, this is a great option for you. Learn more at landgrid.com/parcels and get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Lastly, we've had counties approaching us about being their official parcel data viewer. If you or someone you love is a county (or in some cases a city) who would like to serve parcel data directly into the Land Grid so that you can provide high-quality parcel data to the public without paying for an expensive standalone parcel viewer, our team will work with you to set that up for no charge as we are currently doing in Cass County, Michigan: landgrid.com/us/mi/cass.
Thank you and enjoy the service from the Loveland Technologies team! As always you can reach us at email@example.com.
By Jerry Paffendorf on January 29, 2019
Press Release: Loveland Technologies releases landgrid.com for nationwide land parcel data
The way our America is subdivided, owned, taxed, and used is of critical importance to the health and development of our communities, yet this underlying land grid has largely remained inaccessible.
Enter landgrid.com. Loveland Technologies — a property mapping and data company headquartered in Detroit, Michigan — has spent years gathering and organizing a nationwide dataset of 140 million land parcel shapes and records that cover 95% of US residents. Now this information is available for public use alongside affordable tools to work with and add to it.
The site provides immediate value to anyone seeking property boundaries and public record information, whether that’s being curious about who owns the lot down the street, thinking about buying a house and wanting to see lot lines, or using the data for projects and professional purposes.
The nationwide dataset is also available for mapmakers and organizations to license for use in their own apps and databases. In this way landgrid.com seeks to help power a whole range of new geographic and property services, and to help other companies better serve their customers by adding parcel data to their interfaces and analysis.
Anyone can surf the information on landgrid.com for free, and paying members can access powerful tools for making and sharing maps for only $10/month or $100/year. Team and Enterprise accounts are also available for group projects, organizations, and governments.
Loveland previously operated two separate websites, makeloveland.com and sitecontrol.us — one for looking up property information, and one for making maps and doing property surveys. Landgrid.com brings these services together in one place with an integrated design and easy interface. Loveland’s other sites will continue to operate for existing customers, who can choose to use them or migrate to the Land Grid where their account data is already waiting.
Significant projects that have already happened using Loveland’s software include large-scale property condition and occupancy surveys covering cities like Detroit, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Flint, Milwaukee, and Hartford; statewide political canvassing, door-to-door resident outreach, and many community planning and development projects. The nationwide dataset has been licensed to companies working in energy, agriculture, machine learning, conservation, real estate, and other industries. Case-studies can be found on the landgrid.com homepage.
Please contact Nick Downer at firstname.lastname@example.org with press inquiries and interview requests, and visit landgrid.com to explore the site.
By Jerry Paffendorf on January 29, 2019
Welcome to landgrid.com. The Loveland team has been working on this update for some time, and we’re very glad you’re here. Please send your feedback and comments to email@example.com.
If you’re familiar with our work over the years, think of landgrid.com as the best of our websites simplified and put into one place at a clear new domain name. We map the land grid, after all, and the importance of understanding the land grid is something we want to promote.
It’s important to note for our Site Control customers that the service will continue running as-is, so you can continue using it without anything changing. You will also find that your maps and data are waiting for you here as well.
If you’re new to our work, our goal is to be the go-to resource for anything related to land parcel data, and to be the best partner in helping you put it to work, whether you’re a curious person, a community organization, a business, or a government.
This site allows you to quickly look up parcel-level property information from public record data that we collect, clean, and assemble from around the entire country. This base map is interesting by itself, and we also provide tools for add to it and make and share maps. See our account levels at landgrid.com/plans.
If you would like to use the parcel data in your own app or database, we have great licensing options for that at landgrid.com/parcels and want to help power other mapping and spatial analysis services that can benefit from parcel data.
We do our very best to be good stewards of the data, to support projects that make communities stronger, and to provide a great experience for our visitors, partners, and customers.
Please let us know if there is anything about the experience you think can be improved and what new things you would like to be able to do on the site.
You can always reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and find us on social media at twitter.com/makeloveland, facebook.com/makeloveland, and instagram.com/makeloveland.
The Loveland Team
By Jerry Paffendorf on January 23, 2019
Thank you so much for checking out the new landgrid.com site a little early during our Friends & Family preview.
This site kicks off a whole new era for Loveland. After years of having two sites — one for property lookups, and one for making maps and doing property surveys — we've finally brought them both together into one site with a clear domain name, a more responsive interface, and new features.
We've also started to license our nationwide parcel data for other people to create apps with, which will hopefully become clear as you surf the site.
As you try it out, we ask you to be very critical. "Sweet" is cool, but highlighting problems is better.
Truly our goal is have something here that anyone who works with property information at any level will immediately want to sign up for and have no problems sharing with their friends and colleagues. If you see anything missing that will help that to happen — either in copy, layout, videos, features, overall experience — you just have to let us know.
To that end, some leading questions:
• What isn't immediately clear about the overall value proposition?
• What slows you down or stops you from making an account?
• What doesn't make sense or frustrates you?
• What is just broken?
• What do you want to be able to do with it, but can't?
• What might stop you from sharing the site with other people?
Please send your feedback to email@example.com as soon as you can. We will do as much as we can to improve things before going live by the end of the month. As one of the first people to see this outside of the team, your feedback is completely invaluable.
Thank you from all of Loveland!