By Sahana Murthy
on January 21, 2020
This January, we have a bunch of updates for you!
So let’s jump right in!
1. Buildings count per parcel & Buildings Footprints:
Last year, we partnered with Gateway Spatial LLC - a fellow mapping company that has successfully collected around 104 million buildings footprints so far & counting, directly from counties, just like how we obtain our parcel data. So it made perfect sense for us to partner together on our solutions.
Using their data, the LOVELAND team has derived & added the following columns to our data:
- Building counts per parcel.
- Building sq footage per parcel (In progress, will be fully added by end of this week).
- Map Layer - We’ve also rendered Gateway Spatial’s buildings footprints as a map layer to the Landgrid mapping platform. This premium layer and the above 2 derived attributes are available only to Landgrid Pro & Enterprise customers.
Below is a screenshot of map layer against our parcel data on landgrid.com!
Imagine being able to filter number of buildings per parcel on the Landgrid platform!!
This is a big leap for us parcel data folks. With this data, we can now identify & display how much of a parcel is covered by a building and how many buildings are there on a parcel.
The buildings data attributes, much like the USPS data we added last year are considered premium fields in our parcel dataset. If you are interested in licensing this data from us, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
However, please note that all data is not perfect. We have matched 104 million footprints from Gateway Spatial to our 142 million parcels. As a result, we have a ~69% match rate with this dataset. Please read our FAQ’s to understand the specifics of this data & its accuracy (& lack thereof in certain places) - https://support.landgrid.com/articles/parcel-data-faq/
Please let us know when you find discrepancies in this data, for instance, some buildings may have been demolished since this data was recorded. So help us ground truth it by emailing us at email@example.com.
2. Introducing Talking Grid - Landgrid’s new video webcasts
This year, we are starting a new series of monthly live webcasts on all things Landgrid products, data, customers & partners. You can register for these webinars ahead of time and save your spot. We would love a Q&A session with you at the end of each of these webinars.
We are kick starting this with a session dedicated to our parcel data & its coverage.
Episode 1 - Landgrid Parcel Data & Coverage
Tune in for a candid conversation on all things Landgrid Parcel Data.
Meet 2 of our in-house data experts to learn more about our data, coverage, attributes & accuracy!
Matt Hampel - Senior Software Architect
Blake Girardot - Data Manager
Date: Feb 13th, 2PM ET / 11 AM PT
Register here to join us live - https://www.crowdcast.io/e/landgrid-data---overview
3. People of Landgrid Story - Isaac Robb
“Data doesn't make us smarter, but it does keep us more informed.”
Meet Isaac Robb, Director of Urban Projects at the Western Reserve Land Conservancy!
Learn about Isaac’s inspiring journey from an athlete in college to now a successful community builder at WRLC.
Those are all our updates for January.
Stay tuned for many more updates - including improvements to our base map on our platform.
Until next time, have a wonderful rest of your January. As always, feel free to reach back to us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
By Sahana Murthy
on January 14, 2020
Happy New Year!
The Loveland team had our best year yet in 2019, defined by number of people visiting the site, number of new customers, growth of our dataset, size of our project pipeline, and just overall momentum and enthusiasm for the future.
Part of our success comes from being very accessible and friendly as a team, with an open door policy for contacting any of us, and a desire to hear what you’re trying to accomplish and discuss how we can assist.
In that spirit, this letter is a personal invitation for you to contact me at email@example.com if you think our data or software may be a fit for your organization or project and want to talk about it.
I know that sometimes not having a direct invitation or a specific person to contact can be a hindrance to reaching out, so let’s get that out of the way. Lay it on me.
I’ll read and reply to everything personally, and connect you with the right person on the team as appropriate. I promise you a friendly and easy experience seeing if there’s a fit.
Here’s a quick refresher and links to our two main services:
If your organization is using lots of property and spatial data for a project or as a part of your core operations, and you need it all tamed, refreshed, and loaded into a slick interface where you can instantly search it, sort it, and put it to work, holler at me about our Enterprise software solutions.
Parcel Data Licensing:
If your organization already has a mapping system and you’re looking for more data for your team or your customers, ask me about our nationwide parcel data, including ownership and assessment info, nationwide vacancy, building counts, and land use fields.
All the best from our team. I look forward to connecting with you soon and doing everything I can to make 2020 a great year for both of us.
By Sahana Murthy
on December 9, 2019
As we head into the holidays and the new year — 2020, eek! — here’s what’s new and what to know:
1. New 2020 Parcel Pricing -
Our CEO - Jerry Paffendorf announced this last month in the November Letter from the CEO. Starting January, 2020 we will be raising our parcel licensing prices.
This new pricing does NOT affect our existing customers and those who buy from us by the end of the year will be grandfathered in as well.
If you want access to nationwide parcel data for your own app or database, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org today to lock in 2019 pricing into the future.
2. End of the Year Pro Account Discount -
You can grab a Pro account for only $75/year if you sign up here before the end of December. Look out for even more data coming to Pro accounts soon, including nationwide building footprints in January.
3. Goodbye Sitecontrol -
This December, we will be finally closing down sitecontrol.us. While some of you aren’t familiar with the old name, what we call the Landgrid mapping platform today used to be called Sitecontrol.us previously. Post rebranding, we have been navigating and urging all of our users to fully transition to landgrid.com.
Don’t fret. We have retained all of Sitecontrol’s features and made the UI even better and easier to use with landgrid.com. So all you have to do is use your Sitecontrol login credentials to login into landgrid.com and you will be on your way to making beautiful maps and comprehensive surveys. Better UI with all the benefits of Sitecontrol!
4. People of Landgrid - Dr. Stephen Sills!
If you are looking for an inspiring quick read on how to use parcel data to accomplish great and interesting things, look no further: https://landgrid.com/pages/stephen-sills
Stephen Sills, Professor of Sociology at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro & the Director of Center for Housing & Community Studies.
Dr.Sills has focused his research work on core issues such as global migration, immigration, and social support networks for marginalized people.
As the Director of UNCG Center for Housing and Community Studies (CHCS), he and his team are committed to understanding the impediments to fair housing, continuum of care for the homeless & the impact of housing on health.
A long time Landgrid platform user, Dr.Sills has used Landgrid for various projects - from documenting the conditions of housing in a few specific neighborhoods to using the "blexting" app, then in a remote assessment of nearly 16,000 parcels in High Point, NC, and more recently in projects using our own survey instruments and remote assessment in Greensboro (78,000 parcels), and Rocky Mount (3,500 parcels).
So proud of all the great work that Dr. Sills and the CHCS are doing.
With that, we want to THANK YOU for all the support and love you have given us this year and hope that we’re blessed to receive the same in the coming years as well.
Happy Holidays - We wish you happiness and merriment with your loved ones this Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or however you celebrate the season.
We will meet again in 2020. Watch out for bigger and better product updates next year!
As always, we are just an email away. Feel free to email us at email@example.com if you have any questions or updates for us.
By Sahana Murthy
on November 18, 2019
This update is of primary interest to those who license our bulk parcel data or are interested in licensing our bulk parcel data as we are raising the price of our nationwide parcel dataset from $25,000/year to $35,000/year on January 1st. This increase will not affect existing customers or customers who join before then.
Our software customers and website users will also find this message interesting in that our underlying data is outstanding and keeps improving.
Jumping in: It’s been a good year.
2019 saw dozens of new companies and research projects license our nationwide parcel data to power applications spanning climate, insurance, energy, agriculture, transportation, conservation, outdoor recreation, and other domains that touch property, housing, and the landscape.
Our team is rocking it on new coverage, new data fields, improved update frequency, more seamless delivery, and everything it takes to not only provide great data, but a great, friendly, and reliable service.
I think it’s fair to say we are the most affordable provider of high quality parcel data by a long shot. People are constantly surprised when they find us. “How’d you do this and where have you been??”
This makes us very, very happy.
To reflect continued improvements in the data and to allow us to invest even more into it, on January 1st, 2020 we’re raising our core nationwide data licensing prices from $25,000/year to $35,000/year.
The vacant buildings dataset and the new buildings count dataset (which can be used to identify both structures and vacant land) will also increase slightly.
This, however, will not affect our current customers, nor will it affect customers who sign up before the end of the year. Everyone in before January 1 will keep their current price, and will be grandfathered into renewing at their current price in the future.
That means if you’ve been on the fence about licensing our data, it’s a really good time. Write to us today at firstname.lastname@example.org to claim the 2019 prices into the future.
As we continue to transition from relative newcomer to the recognized leader in providing parcel data, we will always keep our prices more affordable and our terms more friendly than other suppliers. It’s in our nature as people who believe that knowledge of the land grid is fundamental.
On that note, also check out our API offering if you want to add parcel data to your app, but don’t need to download the whole enchilada: https://landgrid.com/parcel-api.
A very happy Holiday Season to you and yours from our team! Let’s all go into 2020 strong.
CEO & Co-Founder