By Sahana Murthy
on October 20, 2020
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
By Sahana Murthy
on September 30, 2020
After much anticipation, the new & improved Landgrid iOS app is here & it’s amazing!
Experience easy property lookup, easy picture and note taking, easy toggling of building footprints and data layers, and full integration with your Landgrid Pro account.
Read all about the new app updates here!
Android Users - We haven’t forgotten about you! This build is coming your way soon. You can still download the existing app anyway on Google Store Here to enjoy parcels on the go!
The credit for the new updates & features goes to YOU - the loyal Landgrid customers. You asked and we listened!
You wanted the Landgrid app to become the perfect extension to your web version and that’s exactly what we are bringing to you with this re-launch.
So let’s dive into the updates then, shall we?
1. Landgrid Pro on the app :
You could always look up over 147 million parcels for free on the app.
So what’s new???
You can now signup for Landgrid Pro and unlock all the pro level features & premium fields straight out of the app.
With a click of button, using Apple Pay, signing for Pro has never been easier. And you can use the same login to enjoy the web subscription of Landgrid Pro as well.
Or vice versa - you can sign up for Pro on the web and use the same login to enjoy pro features on the app.
2. Bookmark Parcels :
We’ve had the bookmarking feature on the web version for many years now but we know y’all wanted to be able to do the same on the app, on the go.
Being able to look up parcels of interest, add notes and images to those properties is now easy peezy on the app as a Landgrid Pro user.
You don’t need a survey to add additional information & insights into properties. You can just bookmark them instead. Imagine how handy this would be for property maintenance!
3. Survey Properties:
We could always survey using the Landgrid app, so what’s new you ask? Well, we’ll show you.
You can now view your surveys, associated focus areas (or should I say foci?), select them and start adding your survey responses. And all of your survey data & photos gets automatically fed in real time on your web version of Pro & above tiers.
More control and transparency into your survey.
4. Pro Map layers:
By signing up for Pro on the app, you now have access to some of the pro map layers like the amazing building footprints layer which is so useful for surveying and the elevation topo layer. We will continue to build & add more of the web version layers into the app in the next few months.
5. Unlock Premium Fields:
Did you think we were done???
Nope, like I said - this is a jam packed launch. With Pro now available on the app, you get to unlock our premium fields:
Phew… Now that’s some update on the app, don’t you think?
Oh and I almost forgot - we now have access to the Landgrid help & support site and our amazing tutorial videos linked from the app as well, in case you ever feel lost while navigating the app.
If you are a Pro user already, then download/or update the ios app from the app store today to enjoy parcels on the go.
The app can be used as a free user to look up parcels anytime. However if you wish to do more with the parcel data, then we hope the new app will compel you to sign up soon. Please be sure to give us your feedback. Like I said, we take feedback seriously and your feedback helped us build this new update on the app.
So….This was our October update. We have another product launch coming soon. Until then, please try the new app release and let us know your thoughts at email@example.com.
By Sahana Murthy
on September 8, 2020
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."
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."
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.”
We’d love to cover more such stories. Please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
- SaaS API subscriptions
- Loveland Mobile App - Relaunch
- 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 email@example.com!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com for all parcel data & mapping information. Or to just say “hi” :)