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Parcel Data Update - Feb 2020

By Sahana Murthy on February 15, 2020 · Democratizing Data

Dear Friends of Loveland Parcel Data and landgrid.com,

A summary of updates in January of 2020 and the upcoming pipeline is below:

Parcel Age Stats:

  1. Total Age:  Reduced by 8.6% in age from last month, improved by 58% from this time last year
  2. Average Parcel Age: 285,  reduced by 15.4% from 337 last month, improved by 60% from this time last year
  3. Average County Age: 381, reduced by 13.6% from 441 last month, improved by 55% from this time last year

USPS Vacancy, Residential indicators, and Situs address normalization - Updated in January 2020, and we have exported the full dataset to reflect those updates.

GeoDB File Format Deprecated - We plan to offer GeoDB files for the foreseeable future. However, we encourage people to test and switch to the GeoPackage (.gpkg.zip) files as they offer all the advantages of GeoDB, but in a better supported format. See below. We are planning on retiring the GeoDB format eventually.

GeoPackage Format - GeoPackage or GeoPKG, (.gpkg) files support geospatial data very well, with none of the limitations of shapefiles, and are faster to work with than geojsons. They are well supported by Esri tools and open source tools alike. They offer all the advantages of GeoDB files, but are better supported across the GIS tool landscape. As we sunset the GeoDB format this will be the format we suggest folks use unless a specific use case suggests another format would be better for them. (ND)GeoJSON, sql, csv, and shapefile formats will all continue to be options.

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 updated or added from the county in January and live now:
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Alaska - Anchorage, Dillingham Census Area, Fairbanks North Star Borough, Haines Borough, Juneau, Kenai Peninsula Borough, Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Kodiak Island Borough, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Nome Census Area, North Slope Borough, Sitka, Skagway, Wrangell, Yakutat

Arkansas - Yell

Colorado - Phillips

Georgia - Atkinson, Berrien, Bryan, Burke, Carroll, Chattooga, Cherokee, Clarke, Clayton, Coffee, Columbia, Cook, Coweta, Crisp, DeKalb, Dougherty, Echols, Effingham, Floyd, Forsyth, Habersham, Hall, Jackson, Liberty, Lowndes, Macon, McIntosh, Monroe, Newton, Tift, Turner, Union


Iowa - Dallas, Pottawattamie

Indiana - Adams, Bartholomew, Benton, Blackford, Boone, Brown, Carroll, Cass, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Crawford, Daviess, DeKalb, Dearborn, Decatur, Dubois, Fayette, Floyd, Fountain, Franklin, Fulton, Gibson, Grant, Greene, Hancock, Harrison, Hendricks, Henry, Howard, Huntington, Jackson, Jasper, Jay, Jefferson, Jennings, Johnson, Knox, Kosciusko, LaGrange, LaPorte, Lawrence, Marshall, Martin, Miami, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Newton, Noble, Ohio, Orange, Owen, Parke, Perry, Pike, Posey, Pulaski, Putnam, Randolph, Ripley, Rush, Scott, Shelby, Spencer, Starke, Steuben, Sullivan, Switzerland, Tippecanoe, Tipton, Union, Vermillion, Vigo, Wabash, Warren, Warrick, Washington, Wayne, Wells, White, Whitley

Kentucky - Boone, Boyle, Campbell, Clark, Daviess, Fayette, Franklin, Hardin, Henderson, Hopkins, Jefferson, Jessamine, Kenton, Madison, McCracken, Pendleton, Scott, Shelby, Simpson, Warren, Webster

Michigan - Allegan, Arenac, Cheboygan, Chippewa, Dickinson, Eaton, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Ionia, Iron, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Kalkaska, Kent, Lapeer, Leelanau, Luce, Macomb, Manistee, Marquette, Mecosta, Menominee, Midland, Monroe, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, Osceola, Oscoda, Otsego, Ottawa, Presque Isle, Roscommon, Saginaw, Shiawassee, Tuscola, Van Buren, Washtenaw

Missouri - St. Charles

Mississippi - Hinds

Oregon - Baker, Benton, Clackamas, Clatsop, Crook, Curry, Deschutes, Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Hood River, Jackson, Jefferson, Josephine, Klamath, Lake, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Malheur, Marion, Morrow, Multnomah, Polk, Tillamook, Wasco, Washington, Wheeler, Yamhill

Wisconsin - Milwaukee

In the current pipeline for updating in February 2020
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Missouri - Statewide
Washington - Statewide

In the pipeline for updating in March 

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Nebraska - Partial statewide update

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!